Christmas Assistance Sign-Up October 23rd-27th

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The Salvation Army will be taking applications in Quincy for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town on Monday, October 23 through Friday, October 27. Sign-up will be held from 1:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Wednesday and 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday and Friday 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 for each member within the household.

For more information contact The Salvation Army at (217) 222-5762.

Five Below To Raise Funds For Salvation Army Food Pantry

The Salvation Army food pantry will be holding a fundraiser event at Five Below (6008 Broadway in Quincy) beginning Monday, October 23rd.

Between October 23rd and 29th during the store’s regular business hours, 10% of the store’s sales will be donated directly to the Salvation Army food pantry in Quincy.

Five Below is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sundays from 10am to 6pm.

Please bring with you or present the included flyer at checkout for your purchase to be included in this fundraiser.

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Salvation Army Continues to Respond to Hurricanes

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The Salvation Army continues to be active in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma by providing meals, snacks, drinks, shelter, comfort kits, cleanup kits, and emotional & spiritual care to anyone affected by the hurricanes. In Texas, mobile feeding units (canteens) are delivering three meals a day and essential supplies to communities still without power or where power has only recently been restored. To date, The Salvation Army has served 446,158 meals, 496,369 drinks, and 11,022 comfort kits in response to Hurricane Harvey. In Florida, all 47 Salvation Army units, from Pensacola to south Florida, are assessing and serving residents in need. The Salvation Army will have a presence throughout the entire recovery process and be there for anyone affected by Harvey or Irma.

Locally, the best and quickest way to support The Salvation Army’s hurricane relief efforts is through financial donations. To make a donation, please visit www.helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, text STORM to 51555 or you can send a check to The Salvation Army at 405 Vermont, Quincy, IL 62301 and designate “Hurricane Relief ” in the memo line. 100% of donations marked disaster relief are used for that purpose. At this time, we are not planning on sending any physical items (food, clothing, water, etc.) to assist with relief efforts unless specifically requested by The Salvation Army in Texas or Florida, however, those items are always welcome at our Family Stores and food pantries in Quincy and Hannibal to support our local efforts. For the latest emergency disaster services news, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow the EDS team on Twitter @SalArmyEDS.

Quincy Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator, Jeremy Koren, is currently slated to travel to impacted areas to assist in recovery coordination.

Kroc Center to Host Gateway Citadel Corps Band for Free Concert

The Kroc Center will be hosting a FREE concert featuring The Salvation Army St. Louis Gateway Citadel Corps Band and Songsters on Saturday, September 23rd beginning at 6pm in the Kroc Center Worship Theater.

This band and songsters have been one of the top Salvation Army Corps bands for decades! Many of its former members have gone on to play professionally.

Presently, there are five former members of the Gateway Citadel Band who presently play in the renowned Chicago Staff Band.

The group is an important part of the total ministry of their local Salvation Army with many taking the time to teach the next generations of brass players and singers.

There will be a free offering during the event. Those that are unable to attend the concert can catch the band at the Morning Holiness Worship Service on Sunday, September 24th at 10:30am in Hannibal’s Central Park, located at 4th and Broadway in Hannibal, Missouri.

Make a Charitable Donation to The Salvation Army

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Charitable gift annuity donors provide significant funding for The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry. A charitable gift annuity is a way to make a gift to support the causes that you care about. You make a gift of cash or property to The Salvation Army. In return, we will make payments for life to you, you and a loved one, or another person. Each payment will be fixed and the amount of each payment will depend on the age of the person who receives the payments. After all payments have been made, we will receive the remaining value of your gift to support the causes that matter to you. There are a number of benefits with a charitable gift annuity.

– Payments are fixed.
– Charitable deduction for up to 5 years
– Partially tax-free income
– Partial bypass of capital gain
– Better interest rates than a CD

Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 9.12.22 AMHISTORY OF THE SALVATION ARMY’S GIFT ANNUITY PROGRAM
As of September 30, 2016 The Salvation Army had accumulated assets of approximately $44,592,713 in its gift annuity fund from 1,229 donors who have made 2,660 gifts.

WOULD YOU LIKE SECURE FIXED PAYMENTS FOR LIFE?

If you are looking for a way to secure your future, a charitable gift annuity is the answer. Not only will you help us further our work, but you will receive the security of fixed payments for your lifetime backed by our promise. Now is the time to lock in a rate based on your age. To find out your payment rate and learn more about establishing a charitable gift annuity, please call Matt Schmidt at 217-231- 5694.

Hannibal Salvation Army Holds Bowl-a-Thon

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The Hannibal Salvation Army celebrated Christmas in July on Saturday with a successful Bowl-a-Thon. 11 teams came out to bowl at Ten Pin Alleys to help raise $1,175 for the Hannibal Salvation Army food pantry. 16 bowlers had a chance to win $5,000 by picking up a 7-10 split. Unfortunately, no one was able to successfully complete the challenging task. Thanks to all our sponsors and everyone who dressed up in their Christmas best to help support us!

Quincy Machinists Donate Fans to Salvation Army

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The International Association Of Machinists Local 822 of Quincy recently donated 20 box fans as part of The Salvation Army’s Summer Fan Program. Pictured left to right are Ross Miller, Business Representative of the Machinists Lodge, Steve Booher, Vice President of the Machinists Lodge, and Major Andrew Miller.
Thank you, Machinists Lodge, for your support!

Hannibal Salvation Army to Host “Christmas In July” Bowl-a-Thon on July 22nd

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Mark your calendars! The Hannibal Salvation Army will be hosting the “Christmas In July” Bowl-a-Thon on Saturday, July 22nd at Ten Pin Alleys at 306 S. 6th Street in Hannibal, Missouri. The event will begin at 1:30pm and is sponsored by Townsquare Media.

Entry fee for a team of five is $100. Registration fee includes 3 games of bowling and shoe rental. Those interested in participating must register by July 12th.

Teams are encouraged to wear their most festive outfits (such as ugly Christmas sweaters) for the event. Prizes will be awarded and a silent auction will also be taking place at the competition. Up to 16 eligible bowlers will also have the chance to win $5,000 by picking up a 7-10 split during the contest.

All proceeds benefit the Hannibal Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Hannibal Salvation Army or at Ten Pin Alleys. Those interested in signing up can also call Matt Schmidt at 217-231-5694. Completed forms can be mailed to to The Salvation Army, PO Box 1203, Hannibal, MO 63401, Attn: Matt Schmidt. Team Captains will be notified of time assignments. Make checks payable to: The Salvation Army.

KHQA and Salvation Army Summer Drive

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Local television station KHQA is teaming up with HyVee on Broadway in Quincy to collect food and toiletry items for the Quincy Salvation Army! The summer drive will help stock the Salvation Army food pantry, which serves those in need by supplying non-perishable food items and toiletries in the Quincy area.

KHQA will be broadcasting live at HyVee (3700 Broadway) throughout the event, which takes place on Friday, June 16th from 9am to 7pm.

Salvation Army Night with the Quincy Gems

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The Quincy Gems are set to take on the Kokomo Jackrabbits during Salvation Army night at QU Stadium on Friday, July 14th! First pitch is set for 6:35pm.

Attendees can bring two (2) non-perishable food items and receive 1/2 off your ticket price at the gate as we help Strike Out Hunger with the Quincy Gems!