Spring 2022 Newsletter

Apr 1, 2022

Torrance Corps Newsletter

Dear Friends,

It is my privilege to greet you in this first quarter of 2022. All of us at The Salvation Army of Torrance and Stillman Sawyer Family Service Center pray that you are blessed and hopeful for a great year filled with love and good health. Please take a minute to read this brief update of the many ways The Salvation Army of Torrance is serving our community.

Over the course of 2021, we were overjoyed to provide over 10,000 people with some type of assistance. And, to finish the year, thanks to your generosity and our many community friends, hundreds of children had a happy, memorable Christmas. 795 children received 3,975 toys and clothing for Christmas. 25 bicycles were distributed to children in need! In addition to toys and clothing, hundreds of food boxes and a hot Thanksgiving meal were provided in November and December with 100 turkeys gifted to families.

We have so much to look forward to as we slowly climb out of this pandemic. At The Salvation Army of Torrance, we are ramping up what we do best – serving the community. We never stopped providing help with food, clothing, sheltering, and more to those in need. However, some programs were required to be placed on hold. We are happy to share that these programs are getting started again. Youth and adult enrichment programs have resumed. Our beginning/intermediate brass band has also kicked off and plans to perform a piece on Easter Sunday. Our staff at Stillman Sawyer Family Service Center have scheduled the restart of our free HVAC training classes.

There is always so much to do! Thank you for your support in serving those in need.
We look forward to continued partnership with friends like you in “Doing the Most Good” for our community.

God Bless,
Sean O’Brien, Captain
The Salvation Army of Torrance


It is our joy to serve others. But we are only able to this with your support. The iconic Red Kettle you see at Christmastime in front of stores is a major fundraiser for The Salvation Army. These funds help us provide much-needed help to our neighbors in need. Our Red Kettle Campaign for Christmas 2021 raised $16,000 in cash and coin dropped into the red kettle. Thank you! On top of that, our wonderful sponsors, Advisory Board, and other donors gave an additional $47,470. Thank you to:

Platinum Sponsors
The Lo Family
California Water Service
Turnaround Solutions, LLC.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
Bishop Montgomery High School


Gold Sponsors
Pam and Dave Sheerin
Watson Land Company
Surf Management, Inc.


Silver Sponsors
Tormed Medical Buildings
Scott Douglas
Sares-Regis Group
Bothwell Automotive
The Van Lingen Group
Craig Tools Inc .
Lomita-Harbor City Kiwanis

Crescendo Music Academy

Garry Lawrence leads local youth musicians in weekly youth brass band. Every Wednesday, staff and volunteers lead free beginning and intermediate group brass lessons in The Salvation Army of Torrance band room. Our Hunt Performing Arts Academy is also on-site and features a music school and world-class sound recording studio.

Donald and Pricilla Hunt Recording Studio

Did you know the Salvation Army of Torrance is home to a State of the Art recording studio? The Hunt family generously provided funds to build this world-class sound studio. Friends of The Salvation Army and top minds in the industry designed and built this studio to be one of the best sounding studios of its size, anywhere in the world. The Hunt recording studio can be used for community programs and opportunities. Students will have access to learn the industry in a high-end space, with great equipment.

Spring 2022 Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events:

  • April 9: Bella Musique Academy Concert
  • April 22: Bella Musique Academy Encore Performance
  • May 2-3: Crescendo Recital
  • May 10: Crescendo Jazz All Starts Concert
  • May 15: Flute Recital

Weekly Events:

  • Sundays: Church Service
  • Tuesdays: Women’s Book Club
  • Wednesdays:
    • Adult Bible Study
    • Beginning and Intermediate Youth Brass Lessons
    • Youth Life Skills/Enrichment Programs

Monthly Events:

  • First Fridays: Teen Night


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