Oakley’s Term As Salvation Army Board Chair Expires


Mary Oakley has long been a loyal advocate and servant of the Quincy Salvation Army. This month, Oakley’s term as Salvation Army Board Chair came to an end. Oakley was honored at a recent Salvation Army event, highlighting her achievements and thanking her for her dedicated service over the years.

“I think I came in [around] 1984,” said Oakley. “I worked on the Thrift Store committee most of my years. I co-chaired with the late Lil Keller at the banquet celebrating 125 years of The Salvation Army being in Quincy.”

In addition to her duties as Board Chair, Oakley remained busy and involved with many different facets of the Quincy Salvation Army. She served on committees for Christmas and The Salvation Army Thrift Store, and also took part in many of the Salvation Army’s Social Services programs, such as serving the breadline.

“I worked on and was Chair of the Nominating Committee. I served as Christmas Chair for a year as well,” she continues.

Oakley also has enjoyed participating in the annual Salvation Army Ring A Bell Run.

Regarding her time spent serving the Army, Oakley offered, “My hat goes off to the dedicated and compassionate staff that we have at the Kroc, our new Family Store, and the Family Services Shelter. We are blessed with an exceptional group of associates.”

Hannibal Salvation Army Celebrates 125 Years With Riverboat Cruise

The Hannibal Salvation Army celebrated its 125th anniversary with a dinner cruise aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat on Thursday, August 20th. Retired Salvation Army Majors Ed & Marge Jarvis, who once served in Hannibal, returned for “A Magical Night On The Mississippi.” The evening included a brass ensemble from Kansas City and a performance gospel magic show from the Majors. Proceeds from the night help support the Hannibal Salvation Army food pantry and social services programs.

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Maine Street Thrift Store to Close on Friday, August 21

In preparation for the opening of our new Family Store at 425 Broadway, the former store on Maine Street will conduct its last day of business on Friday, August 21, one day earlier than originally planned.

The new Salvation Army Family Store will open at 9:00am approximately one week later, on Saturday, August 29.

See our Family Stores menu tab and other articles for more information about the new store.

Salvation Army Prepares To Celebrate Grand Opening Of New Family Store

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The brand new Salvation Army Family Store at 425 Broadway in Quincy is set to open its doors to the public on Saturday, August 29 beginning at 9am.

With the closing of the old location at 812 Maine, the new 25,000 square foot facility boasts an impressive area full of secondhand items, as well as a drive-thru donation bay. The new facility also offers on-site parking — amenities which were lacking at the store’s former location.

The grand opening of the new store will begin at 9am on Saturday, August 29th, with the store remaining open to the public until its 7pm closing time.

For more information, please contact Family Store Manager, Scott Andrews by calling (217) 224-5998.


New Quincy Salvation Army Family Store Now Accepting Donations

The Salvation Army’s new Family Store at 425 Broadway has begun accepting donations of good used clothing and home goods as of Wednesday, August 12th. Hours for accepting donations are 9am to 7pm.

The Salvation Army’s former store on Maine Street will remain open until Saturday, August 22nd. However, it is currently closed to further donations. The new Family Store has a planned grand opening date of Saturday, August 29th.

The new Family Store features a unique drive-thru donation bay on the west side of the building to make dropping off donated goods quick and easy. It is a 25,000 square foot facility that features approximately 16,000 square feet of retail space. All proceeds from goods sold benefit The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter at 501 Broadway.

For information on what items are accepted and unable to be accepted, please click the following link.


The Salvation Army Aids City In Storm Recovery



The Salvation Army served the city of Quincy following a recent storm that left the town in a state of emergency. Lunch and dinner was provided at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on Tuesday, July 14th, and the Family Services Center from Wednesday, July 15th through Friday, July 17th.

Through the use of mobile feeding units or Canteens, The Salvation Army also served those who could not otherwise get to the feeding sites. Meals and water were distributed to individuals and families, as well as workers and volunteers assisting with the cleanup of the city.

“One of the main missions of The Salvation Army is to serve our community. We wanted to help the community get back on its feet after one of the worst storms that Quincy has seen in recent years. We provided meals and bottles of water to those in need and to those assisting with the recovery efforts,” stated Seasonal Events Coordinator, Jeremy Koren. “Having been raised in Quincy, it is inspiring to see a community come together for one common goal. From everyone at The Salvation Army, to public officials, to all the volunteers willing to give up a Saturday or Sunday in an effort to help their neighbor, Quincy truly is a great place to live.”

Supporting the Adams County Emergency Management Agency and coordinating efforts with the American Red Cross, a total of 3,399 meals and 2,568 bottles of water were provided to residents, workers, and volunteers throughout the city following the storm.

Salvation Army Seeking Volunteers Ahead of New Family Store Opening

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The Salvation Army will be opening the new Family Store this August. In preparation for the opening of this store, which supports our Emergency Family Shelter, volunteers are needed to sort and hang clothing. Our temporary, air-conditioned sorting site is the former McDonald Stove building at the corner of 3rd and Maine. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday for a three to four hour shift. If you or your organization would like to volunteer your time, please contact Family Store Manager, Scott Andrews by calling 217-506-0229 to schedule hours.

Guidelines for Donations of Good Used Clothing and Home Furnishings

Most gently-used or nearly new items are gladly accepted, such as:

  • Clothing
  • Jewelry,
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Patio Furniture
  • Coolers
  • Grills
  • Electronics
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Home Decor
  • Collectibles

Some items are only accepted conditionally.
These items must be clean and in working condition:

  • Electronics and Mechanical Items
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Stoves and Microwave Ovens
  • Lawn Equipment
  • Unstained Furniture that is not torn, broken, or missing parts


General categories of items which cannot be accepted include:

  • Items that cannot be quickly resold
  • Items that may cause harm to individuals, or
  • Items that may cause harm to the environment
  • Items that are clearly past their useful life/broken or heavily soiled

Such items we must politely refuse include the following (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Medical equipment: adult walkers, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, leg braces, breathing devices, bath seats, etc
  • Bean Bags
  • Blinds
  • Built in Appliances
  • Custom Built Furniture
  • Bunk Beds for Children
  • Car Seats/ Carriers
  • Chemicals
  • Chest with clasps or locks
  • Children’s Clothing with heat transfers
  • Children’s Jewelry
  • Computer Parts
  • Console TV’s and Analog TV’s
  • Cribs
  • Dishwashers
  • Hair Dryers and Culing Irons W/O ISP
  • Wire Hangers
  • Halogen Floor Lamps
  • Hospital Beds
  • Liquid Heater (Kerosene or other)
  • Magnetic Toys
  • Metal Office Furniture
  • Organs
  • Paint
  • Upright Pianos
  • Play Pens
  • Play Yard
  • Toy Chest
  • Trash Compactors
  • Typewriters
  • Baby Walkers
  • Waterbeds
  • Water Softeners
  • Carpet
  • Mattresses and Boxed Springs

Salvation Army Kicks Off Summer Fan Program

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The Salvation Army will, again this year, distribute electric fans to those in need. The program will begin on June 15th, and fans will be distributed as they are available in both Quincy and Hannibal.

Persons applying for fans should bring a photo ID with them to their local Salvation Army Family Services Center. For those with children under 5 years of age in the household, a Social Security card or Medical card is also required. In Quincy, the Family Services Center is located at 501 Broadway. Hannibal residents should apply at the Family Services Center at 302 Broadway in Hannibal. The hours at both locations are Monday through Thursday, 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

Fan distribution will be prioritized for people over the age of 65, those with children under 5 yrs of age, and those who are disabled.

Fans can only be distributed while supplies last. Donations of new and gently used fans are currently needed now and throughout the summer. Donated fans may be dropped off at either Salvation Army Family Services Center in Quincy or Hannibal, or the Kroc Center in Quincy, located at 405 Vermont Street.

Monetary donations for purchase of fans are also much needed and may be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 75, Quincy, IL, 62306. Please designate donations as “Fan Program – Hannibal” or “Fan Program – Quincy”.

For more information, please contact Social Services Director Heidi Welty at (217)-222-2087

Salvation Army To Celebrate 125 Years Of Service With “A Magical Night On The Mississippi”

Hannibal125Annv_LogoFINAL_OL-HorzThe Hannibal Salvation Army continues to celebrate 125 years in Hannibal with a dinner cruise aboard the historic Mark Twain Riverboat for “A Magical Night On The Mississippi” on Thursday, August 20th. Boarding will begin at 6 PM with the cruise departing at 6:30 PM. Among the evening’s magical events will be a performance from the Salvation Army Brass Band, as well as a performance from gospel magic entertainers and former Hannibal officers, Majors Ed and Marge Jarvis.

Those interested in attending the event can purchase tickets for $65 each, or $125 per pair. Limited space is available for the celebration. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that tickets are purchased as soon as possible. The deadline for ticket purchases is August 7th.

To reserve your tickets, please call 217-506-0236. If you wish to mail your request, please send it to The Salvation Army, PO Box 1203, Hannibal, MO 63401. Please make checks payable to The Salvation Army.