Across Illinois and Indiana, as damage assessments are being completed, The Salvation Army continues to serve thousands who were affected by severe weather throughout the Midwestern US on Sunday, November 17. As state and local governments took action following the initial confusion that accompanies any disaster, The Salvation Army’s role in the response and recovery operations has become well defined.Read More »
The Salvation Army kicked off the Tree of Lights Campaign Nov. 7 with a tree-lighting at the St. Louis Outlet Mall. The event included a visit from Santa Claus via fire truck and everyone in attendance received complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. The large, beautiful Blue Spruce tree used for the event was generously donated by Lois Foster
Severe weather throughout the Midwestern US began early Sunday afternoon, with tornadoes tearing through several cities.
According to CNN.com, at least one person died in Nashville, Illinois, as a result of the severe storms, said Patti Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. Nearly 50 tornadoes had been reported throughout the region as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said.
A familiar sight is ushering in the holiday season around St. Louis as The Salvation Army kicks off its Red Kettle Campaign. And this year, you may start seeing the signature kettles in unfamiliar places. Especially this weekend.
It’s a tradition that’s been upheld in St. Louis for decades and represents hope for the struggling: the sound of a small, ringing bell alongside a bright-red kettle. The money raised from The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is being used to help more people than ever before, and as a result, volunteers donning kettles and bells may now be seen at intersections and on street corners throughout St. Louis city and county.Read More »
Area St. Louis County high schools will be competing this weekend, but it won’t be on any court or field.
A friendly competition among area high schools, The Salvation Army’s inaugural Mascot Bell-Ringing Day will pit students from competing high schools against each other to see who can raise the most money ringing bells at our signature kettles. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, schools from the North, South, and East will compete against each other, with the winners receiving a traveling trophy.Read More »
(Manila, The Philippines—November 11, 2013)—The massive devastation caused by typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) turned the eyes of the world towards the Philippines. In this time of unthinkable devastation, various territories and friends of The Salvation Army have joined the Philippine Territory in responding to the need.Read More »
Cheryl walked into her living room, grabbed a picture of her four children, and clutched it tightly to her chest. “I wish they could be with me here,” she said.
Cheryl is the first woman housed in The Salvation Army’s new Veterans Residence, a 48-unit affordable housing development for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Although homelessness is nothing new to the veteran population, the number of enlisted women is growing, a problem because the Department of Veterans Affairs has historically built its programs for men. The Salvation Army’s Veterans Residence is one of the first of its kind in the state for offering both permanent and transitional housing to women as well as men.Read More »
The Salvation Army is now accepting applications for Toy Town and General Assistance this Christmas. The deadline to apply is November 5; here is what you need to know and where to go!