Jack and Jim Sutton, owners of Sutton Brothers were raised in Forsyth County and have called Winston-Salem home for a very long time!
From an early age, their parents Big Jack and Betty instilled the importance of giving back to the community. Both Jack and Jim have been very active supporters of many organizations that help those in need.
When COVID-19 struck, they wanted to do something more to give back! The idea of a "support your favorite charity" campaign was chosen.
It is a fun, supporting event that promotes charitable causes in the area. Participants click to "vote" for their favorite Holiday Song through the Sutton Brothers website to show their support for The Salvation Army of Greensboro and The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem. At the end of a 3-week voting period, for every 25 "cumulative votes" received, The Salvation Army of Greensboro and The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem both get $100 up to $1000 each! You can vote daily (every 24 hours) from multiple devices, so remember to come back & visit.
The Salvation army of Greensboro
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem
The Salvation Army in Winston-Salem has been in operation since 1907. The first services of The Salvation Army focused on the poor and indigent of our city. Early intervention services included shelter, food, and clothing for Winston-Salem's poor and homeless. In 1953, The Salvation Army began offering preventative programs by forming the Red Shield Boys Club. Several years later, the Club was expanded to serve girls.
In the mid-seventies, The Salvation Army opened a Residential Re-Entry Center which served as a half-way house for federal prisoners. Today The Salvation Army Center of Hope also includes a homeless shelter for families and single women.
In addition to meeting basic needs and offering enrichment programs, The Salvation Army provides spiritual guidance and instruction through weekly worship services, Bible studies, music instruction, and character-building activities. These services are made available at the Washington Park Corps (services in English), the International Corps (services in Spanish) and the Kernersville Corps (services in Korean).
In the mid 1980's, the Winston-Salem Salvation Army extended its social services to neighboring Davie, Stokes, and Yadkin counties. Eligible individuals and families that benefit from The Salvation Army's Emergency Assistance Program receive cash grants for rent and utilities, food, clothing, medicine, or emergency lodging.