Quincy Salvation Army Celebrates Successful 2016 Christmas Campaign

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The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, the Dustin and Allison Hall family, have announced the completion of a successful 2016 Christmas Campaign. The Quincy campaign goal of $400,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $407,276.

The Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign is The Salvation Army’s major fund raising effort each year. Money raised during the campaign helps provide Christmas assistance as well as funding programs and services that assist individuals and families in the greater Adams, Brown , and Pike County areas on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

The need for assistance to the people of the Quincy area community is a constant, which The Salvation Army takes very seriously, especially during this campaign.
This holiday season the following assistance was given in the Quincy service area: 700 Christmas food boxes were distributed to families. 723 children received 4,338 toys from Toy Town. 480 meals were served on Thanksgiving, and 380 meals were served on Christmas Day.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the 1,663 volunteers who donated 4,018 hours of volunteer service to help make all of this possible.

The Salvation Army appreciates the many individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses that supported our effort by donating food, toys, time and money to make the 2016 Christmas Campaign a success.

Successful Hannibal Christmas Campaign Concludes

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The Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, Joseph and Sharon Welch, have announced the completion of a successful 2016 Christmas Campaign. The Hannibal campaign goal of $100,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $103,412.

The Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign is The Salvation Army’s major fund raising effort each year. Money raised during the campaign helps provide Christmas assistance as well as funding programs and services that assist individuals and families in Hannibal and five surrounding Northeast Missouri counties on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

The need for assistance to the people of the Hannibal area community is a constant, which The Salvation Army takes very seriously, especially during this campaign.

This holiday season the following assistance was given in the Hannibal service area: 600 families received Christmas food baskets and 1,073 children received 2,146 toys from Toy Town. In conjunction with Toys for Tots of Northeast Missouri, almost 5,400 toys were distributed.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the 366 volunteers from the Hannibal area, who donated 793 hours of volunteer service to help make all of this possible.

The Salvation Army appreciates the many individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses that supported our effort by donating food, toys, time and money to make the 2016 Christmas Campaign a success.

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.

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!

 

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!

Monroe City MFA Makes Donation To Hannibal Salvation Army

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Employees of MFA Oil Company in Monroe City recently presented a check on behalf of the MFA Oil Foundation to The Salvation Army of Hannibal.

The $1,750 grant will be used to buy a new chest freezer and refrigerator for The Salvation Army food pantry at 302 Broadway in Hannibal.

Area Commander, Major Andrew Miller, and case worker, Melissa Meeker, accepted the check on behalf of the Hannibal Salvation Army which serves the counties of Marion, Ralls, Monroe, Shelby, and Lewis.