Carpet One Makes Donation to Salvation Army

_mg_9933_webPictured left to right are Amy Patterson (Carpet One), Salvation Army Gifts Advisor Matt Schmidt, and Megan Howard (Carpet One).

Representatives from Carpet One of Quincy donated 40 carpet squares to the Quincy Salvation Army this morning. The carpet squares will provide some comfort to bell ringers during this year’s Christmas campaign. Bell ringers who are at a kettle for several hours a day will appreciate not having to stand on a hard surface their entire shift. Thank you, Carpet One, for your generous donation!

If you or your group/organization are interested in volunteering as bell ringers this holiday season, please visit www.ringbells.org or contact Jeremy Koren by calling 217-231-5633 or emailing jeremy_koren@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Christmas Applications for Assistance Now Accepted

The Salvation Army operates two distinct processes for assistance at Christmastime, one in Quincy, Illinois and one process in Hannibal, Missouri. If you are in need of assistance, please follow the instructions for your location.


 

Quincy:

The Salvation Army will begin taking applications in Quincy for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town on Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm in the Worship Theater of the Kroc Center.
Applicants should bring a photo ID, proof of household income, proof of residence, verification of household members, and social security or medical cards.
Applicants who are approved for assistance, will receive an appointment for December 15th to receive their basket and toys.
For more information contact The Salvation Army at (217) 222-5762.

 


 

Hannibal, Missouri:

The Salvation Army in Hannibal has begun taking applications for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town from now until December 1st at the Hannibal Family Store and Service Center. Individuals may submit applications Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Applicants should bring a photo ID, proof of household income, proof of residence, verification of household members, and social security or medical cards.
Applicants, who are approved for assistance, will receive an appointment for December 14th to receive their basket and toys.
For more information contact The Salvation Army in Hannibal at (573) 221-7072.

 

Hannibal Regional Hospital Donates To Salvation Army Food Pantry

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The RISE team at Hannibal Regional Hospital recently held a food drive at the hospital to benefit the Hannibal Salvation Army. The group collected 898 items for the Salvation Army food pantry. Thank you to all who donated!

The Fall Harvest food drive is currently underway. You can buy a Hope bag at the Hannibal County Market to help fill The Salvation Army food pantry in Hannibal.

The Hannibal Salvation Army provided food boxes to 97 individuals and families during the month of September and 968 people received food from the daily bread line.

Salvation Army Receives Grant From Riedel Foundation

img_0546Pictured L-R: Heidi Welty, Salvation Army Social Services Director, Major Andrew Miller, and April Baldwin, F&M Bank Executive Vice President

The Hannibal Salvation Army recently received a $2,500 grant from the Riedel Foundation to help purchase food for this year’s Christmas food boxes.

The George H. Riedel Private Foundation was established in the year 2000. He and his father served as Directors for F&M Bank and Trust Company for over 90 years. The purpose of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the city of Hannibal, Missouri.

This December, The Salvation Army expects to distribute at least 525 food boxes in the Hannibal area.

Fall Harvest Program Returns To Benefit Salvation Army Food Pantry

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WGEM and County Market are joining forces once again to aid The Salvation Army Food pantry with its annual Fall Harvest food drive.

This year’s Fall Harvest food drive begins on Monday, October 24th. The drive will continue for nearly a month before its conclusion on November 21st.

The public is encouraged to donate non-perishable food items at either County Market location in Quincy, the WGEM studios, or at the Kroc Center, where donation barrels will be placed beginning on October 24th.

A Fall Harvest “Blitz” will also be held outside of the WGEM studios on October 26th and 27th, with donations being accepted throughout the day by WGEM news anchors as well as Salvation Army staff.

The 2015 Fall Harvest saw Keokuk Christian Academy as the year’s WGEM Fall Harvest School Challenge winners, with 83 students from Keokuk Christian Academy collected the most canned goods per student (about 8 items per student on average) for the Salvation Army.  For their efforts, the students got to spend a day at the Kroc Center. They enjoyed playing sports, playing in the game room, pool activities, and a celebratory lunch.

Help us help those in need by participating in this year’s Fall Harvest as we work together to stock the Salvation Army Food Pantry!

 

Salvation Army of Hannibal Teams with Toys For Tots of Northeast Missouri

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The Salvation Army of Hannibal and Toys for Tots in Northeast Missouri kicked off their joint campaign on October 11th to collect 8,000 toys to distribute to children in need this Christmas.
 
Projections are that up to 1,200 children will receive toys this year.
 
The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots in Northeast Missouri serve love-income children in Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Shelby, and Monroe Counties.
 
Toys donated either to Toys for Tots in Northeast Missouri or The Salvation Army Toy Town in Hannibal will be jointly distributed beginning December 14th to families who apply for assistance through DCS or The Salvation Army. Applications are now available.
 
The community is encouraged to donate toys at stores that host a toy barrel or a coin collection can. Schools, businesses, or clubs that would like to host a toy drive can contact either Douglass Community Services or The Salvation Army in Hannibal.

Women’s Auxiliary To Host Tres Chic Fall Style and Fashion Auction

The Quincy Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary invites the public to the Tres Chic Fall Style and Fashion Auction on Thursday, October 20th.

Join us for great finds and deals on jewelry, scarves, purses, and other chic accessories! Select items are priced for purchase.

The event begins at 1pm. The silent auction will be held from 1-8pm, with the live auction portion of the event beginning at 6pm.

Celebrity auctioneers include WGEM news anchor Natalie Will, and WTAD host Mary Griffith.

All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army Dress-An-Angel program, which provides new clothes to children at Easter.

Located in The Meadows at Kroc Center, 405 Vermont Street.

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Annual Vacation From Starvation Food Drive Concludes

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The 2016 Vacation From Starvation Food Drive concluded on June 12th. The food drive, which began May 23rd, offered shoppers at local HyVee grocery stores the opportunity to purchase two different bags of food that would be donated to The Salvation Army food pantry in Quincy. Shoppers would (depending on which food bag they purchased) receive an additional 5¢ or 10¢ on their Fuel Saver card.

Items in the food bags consisted of food essentials, ranging from potatoes, canned fruit, noodles, and more. Overall, 141 cases of food were purchased/donated at a total of over $2,800 during the course of the food drive.

The Salvation Army wishes to thank both HyVee locations in Quincy, as well as KHQA for their support in this year’s Vacation From Starvation Food Drive.

‘Vacation From Starvation’ Summer Food Drive Under Way

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The KHQA/HyVee “Vacation from Starvation” Summer Food Drive…because nobody should have to run on empty.

It’s that time of year when children will soon be out of school, but unfortunately, hunger doesn’t take a vacation. Many children may not receive the usual lunches they are used to during the regular school day. Their families will turn to local food pantries like The Salvation Army. But, this is a difficult time of year to keep the pantry stocked.

You can help make sure The Salvation Army pantry is fully prepared to meet this need, so that no one has to go hungry. Just check out a $5 or $10 bag of food from either Hy-Vee store in Quincy! A $5 Food Bag earns you 5¢ off per gallon of gas added to your FuelSaver card. And a $10 Food Bag earns you 10¢ off per gallon of gas. HyVee will then donate the food to The Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Don’t wait! This promotion ends June 12, so stop by Hy-Vee today to help those in need take a “Vacation From Starvation”, because no one should have to run on empty.

 

Hannibal Regional Hospital Makes Donation To Salvation Army

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The Hannibal Salvation Army food pantry received a generous donation from the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

During a Pack The Pantry drive, the group collected hundreds of items, including food, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, and diapers.

Thank you, Hannibal Regional, and the women’s auxiliary for your support!