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The Salvation Army Midland Opens Cooling Centers in Missouri and Illinois

The Salvation Army Midland Division is opening daytime cooling centers in Missouri and Illinois as a result of the Excessive Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service. The advisory remains in effect until further notice.

Cooling center locations are activated when a Heat Advisory is issued when the Heat Index is expected to reach 105 degrees or air temperature reaches, at least 100 degrees. A Heat Warning is issued – when the heat index is expected to reach, at least 110 degrees for two consecutive days with a minimum heat index no lower than 75 degrees at night or if a Heat Advisory is expected to last four or more days.

The Salvation Army Corps will operate cooling centers in collaboration with local coalitions. A Corps is The Salvation Army’s worship centers. The locations and hours of the cooling centers are listed below:

MISSOURI

Arnold Corps

3740 Telegraph Road
Arnold, MO 63010
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks

Branson Corps Community Center

1114 Stanley Street
Branson, MO 65616
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks M-F

Cape Girardeau Corps

701 Good Hope
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-Th
9:00 – 2:00 p.m. F
Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks

Carthage Corps Community Center

125 East Fairview Street
Carthage, MO 64836
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks

Chillicothe Corps

621 West Mohawk Road
Chillicothe, MO 64601
9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration

Hannibal Family Store

200 Steamboat Bend Shopping Plaza
Hannibal, MO 63401
10:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration

Harbor House Shelter

602 North Ann Street
Columbia, MO 65201
24 hours
Services Provided: Hydration, Meals, Snacks, Overnight Shelter

Columbia Corps Community Center

1108 West Ash Street
Columbia, MO 65203
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks

Euclid Corps

2618 North Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63113
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration

Gateway Corps

824 Union
St. Louis, MO 63123
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks

Center of Hope

927 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
24 hours
Services Provided: Hydration, Snacks,
Meals & Overnight Shelter

Joplin Corps

Community Center
320 East 8th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F
Services Provided: Hydration, Snacks,
Meals & Overnight Shelter

Maplewood Corps Community Center

7701 Rannells
Maplewood, MO 63143
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration

O’Fallon Corps Community Center

1 William Booth Drive
O’Fallon, MO 63366
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration

St. Charles Corps Community Center

2140 North 4th Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks

Springfield Corps Community Center

1701 West Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration

Temple Corps Community Center

2740 Arsenal Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Services Provided: Hydration

ILLINOIS

Alton Corps Community Center

525 Alby Street
Alton, IL 62002
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. M-F
Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks

Belleville Corps Community Center

20 Glory Place
Belleville, IL 62220
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m M-F
Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks
Lunch Meals MWF

East St. Louis Corps

Community Center
616 N. 16th Street
East St. Louis, IL 62205
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F
Services Provided: Hydration

Quincy Kroc Center

405 Vermont Street
Quincy, IL 62301
5:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. M-F
8:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m. SAT
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SUN
Services Provided: Hydration

John Gardner Stevenson Shelter & Social Services

501 Broadway
Quincy, IL 62301
Sun-Sat 24Hr
Services Provided: Hydration, Snacks,
Meals & Overnight Shelter

Jacksonville Corps Community Center

331 W. Douglas
Jacksonville, IL 62650
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F
Hydration

Drive Through & Support Those in Need at The Salvation Army Red Kettle Blitz

St. Louis, Mo. – No need to brave the cold to support those in need in our community. The Salvation Army is holding a drive through Red Kettle Blitz on Wednesday, January 10 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Almost 45% of all Saint Louis Metropolitan area households do not have income to meet basic needs, according to a recent United Way study. The Salvation Army provides for basic survival needs and longer term solutions for our neighbors in need. The Salvation Army is short of reaching the campaign goal which can negatively impact the number of people they will be able to assist this year.

Volunteers will be accepting monetary donations at three area St. Louis locations.

Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings, The Salvation Army Bi-State Executive, says “This community has been very generous this year in supporting those affected in other areas of the country through their disaster donations. We hope that they will consider and additional amount to continue the service to those in this community as well.” Funds raised during the Tree of Lights campaign support local programs and services. The Tree of Lights campaign represents approximately 45 percent of The Salvation Army’s year-round operating budget. The campaign ends January 31, 2018.

Donations can also be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, online at: stlsalvationarmy.org or text TREEOFLIGHTS TO 41444.

WHAT: The Salvation Army Red Kettle Blitz
WHERE: The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters, 1130 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139.
Mike Talayna’s Juke Box Restaurant, 1115 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139.
Kiener Plaza at the corner of Chestnut and Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63101
WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, go to www.stlsalvationarmy.org.

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Christmas Donations Down

Funding for Programs and Services in Jeopardy

St. Louis, Mo. – As Christmas nears, donations to The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign are down sharply in the St. Louis region.

So far, $1.4 million has been raised this year compared to $2.7 million during the same period last year. The 2017 Tree of Lights campaign goal is $6.1 million.

“Red kettle donations are down 24 percent alone. We believe it is due to lack of enough volunteers to man our red kettle locations throughout the St. Louis Bi-State,” said Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings, divisional commander of The Salvation Army Midland Division.

Salvation Army programs and services to help those in need are in jeopardy if the campaign goal is not met. All monies raised during the Tree of Lights campaign stays local in funding holiday meals, gifts, food, shelter, child care, job training and many other services throughout the year. The Tree of Lights campaign represents a substantial portion of The Salvation Army’s year-round operating budget.

The Salvation Army expanded into Ferguson earlier this year. Last year, The Salvation Army provided nearly over 107,000 meals to hungry men, women and children, nearly 85,000 nights of shelter to the community’s homeless, over 31,000 grocery orders to families in need, and over 95,000 Christmas toys and gifts in Missouri and Southern Illinois.

To help, donations can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or online to the Tree of Lights Campaign at: stlsalvationarmy.org or text GIVEHOPE TO 41444.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, go to www.stlsalvationarmy.org.

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2017 St. Charles County Elected Officials Bell-Ringing Challenge

On December 9th, elected officials across St. Charles County will raise funds for The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights Campaign. Come say hello and give to their efforts — Locations and times below:

O’Fallon
Mayor Bill Hennessy
O’Fallon Wal-Mart 1307 Hwy K, O’Fallon MARKET DOOR
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Dardenne Prairie
Mayor Dave Zucker
Dardenne Prairie Shop ‘n Save 7909 Highway N, Dardenne Prairie
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Lake St Louis
Mayor Kathy Schweikert
Walmart Lake St Louis Market Door
6100 Ronald Reagan Dr, Lake St. Louis
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wentzville
Mayor Nick Guiccone
Walmart Wentzville Market Door
Wentzville Wal-Mart 1971 Wentzville Pkwy, Wentzville,
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

City of St Charles
Mayor Sally Faith
Dierbergs (Bogey Hills LEFT Door all day)
8 :00 AM – 8:00 PM

City of Cottleville
Mayor Jim Hennessey
Farm & Home
5995 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville, MO 63304
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

City of St. Peters
Mayor Len Pagano
Dierbergs (79 Crossing LEFT Door until 1:00 PM and both doors after 1:00 PM)
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM