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The Salvation Army


721 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 426-8365


The Salvation Army is an international charitable organization with more than 1.7 million members consisting of officers, soldiers, and adherents. In Santa Cruz County, it operates centers in Santa Cruz and Watsonville, and the Redwood Glen Camp in Scotts Valley.

In addition to dropoff centers for doations, the Army operates a thift store, Corp Community Centers and a camp in Santa Cruz County. The centers offer various services, include food and nutrition programs, emergency shelter, worship services, and more. Salvation Army thrift stores raise money by selling donated used items such as clothing, housewares, and toys. When items are bought at the organization’s thrift stores, part of the proceeds go toward emergency relief efforts and charitable programs.

Salvation Army Family Thrift Store & Donation Center
812 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Telephone: (831) 429-8118

Corps Community Center
721 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Telephone: (831) 426-8365

Redwood Glen Camp
3100 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Telephone: (831) 461-2000

Watsonville Corps Community Center
214 Union St, Watsonville, CA 95076
Telephone: (831) 724-3922

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