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


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

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.


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


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


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!

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 12th, 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

Celebrating National Salvation Army Week!

This week, we celebrate our 62nd annual National Salvation Army Week. Each year, this week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to serve in the United States for 135 years.

This week is observed immediately following Mother’s Day in May and was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S.

In his speech, President Eisenhower noted,

“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”

We’re thankful for this opportunity to recognize the 3.5 million volunteers who give their time and talents to The Salvation Army each year and help us “Do The Most Good” for those in need every year!

In celebration of this week, a variety of events and activities honoring donors, supporters and beneficiaries will take place across the country. For events near you, visit to find a list of locations.

In Quincy, The Salvation Army helps people with several different services including rent and mortgage payment assistance, help with buying groceries, support to purchase prescription medicine, and assistance with energy bills. Each year, more than 13,665 people receive support, thanks to generous donors, volunteers, and corporate partners.

Thank you to all of our amazing supporters!

Salvation Army Celebrates National Donut Day June 2nd


National Donut Day is Friday, June 2nd!

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the “donut lassies” of The Salvation Army, the Quincy Salvation Army is teaming up with Dunkin Donuts of Quincy to celebrate the occasion!

You can support The Salvation Army as we celebrate, too! Now through May 31, make a $25 donation to the Quincy Salvation Army, and we’ll deliver one dozen Dunkin Donuts to the person, business, or organization of your choice on Friday, June 2nd!

Place your order by sending your donation and the name and address of the person whom you’d like to receive the donuts to:

Matt Schmidt
C/O The Salvation Army
405 Vermont Street
Quincy, IL 62301

You can also call Matt at 217-231-5694.

Orders must be paid and received by May 31st in order to be eligible.

About National Donut Day:

National Donut Day 2017 will take place on Friday, June 2nd, marking the 100th anniversary of The Salvation Army Donut Lassies. While this annual event is a great reason to enjoy this timelessly tasty treat, there’s more to the celebration than mere sweet indulgence. And, though you may not have known it, National Donut Day’s roots lie strongly within The Salvation Army.

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The idea for Donut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War I when Salvation Army workers served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches. Both rations and troop morale were poor, so the idea of making and serving donuts was conceived as a means of bringing the soldiers cheer. However, donuts were not the reason Salvation Army workers were in the fighting zones of France. Those men and women (approximately 250 volunteers) were there primarily to offer spiritual aid and comfort to the American soldiers and their allies, and to serve as a link between home and family.

National Donut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending, home-cooked meals, and, of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines. With limited resources, the donuts served were cooked only seven at a time. The Salvation Army’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying the treats in the helmets of soldiers. And the rest is history!