Salvation Army Prepares For Grand Opening of New Family Store

Progress continues to be made daily at the new Salvation Army Family Thrift Store site

Progress continues to be made at the new Salvation Army Family Thrift Store site.

In 2013, The Salvation Army purchased property between 4th & 5th Streets on Broadway in preparation for construction of the new Family Store. Those who have driven past the intersection since the September 2014 groundbreaking have noticed the impressive new structure coming together at a rapid pace. Now, mere months away from the store’s grand opening, The Salvation Army looks to not only make an impact with the implementation of the new building and its services, but also to continue doing what it does best – give back to the community.

“Our Family Store directly supports the homeless population, who rely on our Emergency Shelter. In fact, our store may be the only family store in the area that uses its proceeds solely for the purpose of funding a shelter. Our existing store operations simply must be updated so that we can fulfill this need,” states Salvation Army Area Commander, Major Andrew Miller.

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The store, which is projected to open this August, will soon be taking donations. Donations can be dropped off during the store’s business hours, which are 9 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Saturday. Items such as gently used furniture, clothing, and various other home furnishings will be accepted, most of which can be conveniently dropped off thanks to the addition of a new drive-thru donation center. The 25,000 square foot facility features increased floor space, a modern storefront design, and on-site parking — amenities which are lacking at the store’s current location.

Though operations at the store’s current 812 Maine location will cease once the new facility opens at 425 Broadway, The Salvation Army’s support of the community will only continue to flourish, with the new Family Store aiding individuals and families in need by providing vouchers to area schools for teachers and administrators to share with families, donating items of clothing and furniture to qualified individuals through The Salvation Army Family Services and Emergency Shelter, or as The Salvation Army simply puts it, “doing the most good.”

Breaking Ground on the Future

For developing information on the new Salvation Army Family Store, please continue checking this page for regular updates.

The Salvation Army Celebrates 125 Years Serving Hannibal, Missouri

Hannibal125Annv_LogoFINAL_OL-HorzThe Salvation Army celebrated 125 years of serving Hannibal, Missouri on Tuesday, April 21 at the Hannibal History Museum located at 217 North Main. Unveiled was a display featuring the history of The Salvation Army and its ties to Hannibal. Other anniversary events planned throughout the year were also announced.

The Salvation Army Announces Conclusion of the 2014 Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign

The 2014 Christmas Chairs, the Stevenson Family (John Jr., Dale, Jack & Alec, along with Major Andy Miller and Advisory Board President, Mary Oakley.

The 2014 Quincy Christmas Chairs, the Stevenson Family (John Jr., Dale, Jack & Alec), along with Area Commander, Major Andy Miller, Jr. and Advisory Board President, Mary Oakley.

The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, the Stevenson Family, have announced the completion of a successful 2014 Christmas Campaign. The Quincy campaign goal of $393,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $429,205.

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 County area on a daily basis. Over the past few years, the number of people receiving assistance from The Salvation Army has steadily increased due to the economy.

This holiday season the following assistance was given in our service area: 1,250 families received Christmas food baskets. 1,687 children received 11,809 toys from Toy Town. 452 meals were served on Thanksgiving, and 420 meals were served on Christmas Day.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the 2,102 volunteers who donated 7,811 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 2014 Christmas Campaign a success.

Hannibal Salvation Army:
The Hannibal Salvation Army has announced the completion of its 2014 Christmas Campaign. A total of $95,163 was raised toward the $105,750 goal. This represents the highest amount ever raised for a Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign.

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. Over the past few years, the number of people receiving assistance from The Salvation Army has steadily increased due to the economy. This holiday season the following assistance was given in the Hannibal service area: 464 families received Christmas food baskets. 808 children received 5,817 toys from Toy Town.

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 2014 Christmas Campaign a success.

The Salvation Army to Build New Thrift Store

NEW ThriftStoreGroundbreaking_webMembers of The Salvation Army Thrift Store Committee and city officials officially break-ground
on the new Salvation Army Family Thrift Store to be located at 425 Broadway in Quincy.

On Monday, September 29, 2014 The Salvation Army, with help from city officials, broke ground on the empty lot at 5th & Broadway. The ceremony was attended by Mayor Kyle Moore, as well as former and current Salvation Army Board Members & Managers, Major Andrew Miller, representatives from Architechnics and Maas Construction.

In 2013, The Salvation Army purchased property between 4th & 5th Streets on Broadway in preparation for construction of a new Thrift Store. The sale of the property closed on Friday, October 11, 2013 clearing the way for The Salvation Army to begin construction of the new facility, which is being designed by Architechnics, Inc. of Quincy.

Located directly across 5th Street from The Salvation Army John Gardner Stevenson Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center, the new approximately 25,000 square foot Thrift Store facility will feature the ability to accept donations through a covered drive-thru donation center, increased floor space, and a modern storefront design with parking on-site. Upon the opening of this new facility, in the summer of 2015, The Salvation Army Thrift Store at 812 Maine Street will close.

“Our intention is to move the operations of our existing store from Maine Street to the new location, and it is important for the public to understand why we are building this new store,” stated Area Commander, Major Andrew Miller. “Our Thrift Store directly supports the homeless population, who rely on our Emergency Shelter. In fact, our store may be the only thrift store in the area that uses its proceeds solely for the purpose of funding a shelter. Our existing Thrift Store operations simply must be updated so that we can fulfill this need. “

Major Miller further stated, “This Thrift Store project is very different from the other recent projects we have completed in Quincy including the Kroc Center and the Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center. Those projects were largely funded through major donations and fundraising campaigns before we broke ground. We will be taking out a mortgage in order to initiate this project. That is how strongly we believe in it.”
The construction of the new store will serve to further consolidate The Salvation Army’s operations in Quincy into one central campus with its epicenter at 5th & Broadway, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

The Thrift Store is an important component of The Salvation Army’s operations, since proceeds from sales help fund The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Quincy. It is part of the “hand up, not a hand out” process which ultimately supports shelter residents in the long run. It is hoped that the new store, with better access and more parking, will help provide much needed additional revenue for the Emergency Shelter. The shelter provides emergency housing for families and single men and women. It is the only shelter within more than 100 miles serving both singles and families. The Family Thrift Store provides vouchers to area schools for teachers and administrators to share with families in need. Last year, 4,903 items of clothing and furniture were provided to qualified individuals through The Salvation Army Family Services and Emergency Shelter.

Breaking Ground on the Future

Artist rendering of the planned Salvation Army Family Thrift Store to be located at 425 Broadway in Quincy, IL.

 

The KHQA, Hy-Vee ‘Vacation From Starvation’ Summer Food Drive

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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.

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Both of Our Thrift Stores Accept Donated Vehicles

 

The Salvation Army gladly accepts donated vehicles. Why park it, when you can donate it.

The Salvation Army gladly accepts donated vehicles. Why park it, when you can donate it?

 

Do you have an older model vehicle that still runs but is unneeded or unwanted? Both our Salvation Army Thrift Stores now accept vehicles as donations!

When you donate your car, boat, motorcycle, truck or RV to The Salvation Army, you’re helping us heal broken lives and assist individuals on the road to recovery. Your used vehicle will help change the road ahead for someone who’s lost direction. Proceeds from the sale of your donated automobile are used to help fund The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter and other family service programs in our area.

Please call (217) 224-5998 and we’ll pick up your car, boat, truck, motorcycle or RV at absolutely no charge and provide you with an IRS-approved receipt for your donation. Your tax deductible receipt will be provided at the time of pick-up and additional information will be mailed after your vehicle has been sold.

For more information contact:

Scott Andrews – Thrift Store Manager
Phone: (217) 224-5998
Hours: Monday-Saturday  9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Email:  Scott_Andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org

2013 Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town Distribution

Distribution Dates for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town in Quincy and Hannibal

In Quincy, distribution of Christmas food baskets and Toy Town distribution of toys will take place on Wednesday, December 18th, from 9:00am to 8:00pm and on Thursday, December 19th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The location will be at the rear of the old Motorola building at 1400 N. 30th entering off of Locust Street (in the Quincy Development Center).

The Hannibal distribution will take place on Friday, December 20th from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Admiral Koontz Armory at 301 Warren Barrett Drive in Hannibal.

All distributions are by appointment-only, for families who have approved applications on file with The Salvation Army.

Toy donations are still needed through Sunday, December 15th, and can be dropped off in the bins at collection sites located in Quincy at the KHQA Studio, HyVee Stores on Harrison and Broadway, Dollar General at 6th & Maine, Family Dollar at 6th & Broadway, Quincy Medical Group, Farm & Home, Walmart, Y101/KICK-FM, or the Kroc Center. Hannibal collection sites are Walmart and the former White Star Laundry building.

Last Christmas, 16,050 toys were distributed to 1,705 children.

Longtime Salvation Army Supporters Honored at Event

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L to R: Advisory Board Chair, Jo Kirlin, Charles “Chuck” Scholz, Marvin Purdy, Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew S. Miller

Charles Scholz, Marvin Purdy, & John Hark Receive Distinguished Awards

On Friday, September 20, The Salvation Army recognized two of its most distinguished supporters during the September Advisory Board meeting held in the Meadows Conference Rooms at the Kroc Center.

Mr. Marvin Purdy, retired Quincy Firefighter and longtime Advisory Council member, received a ‘Certificate of Life Membership’ award from Advisory Board Chair, Jo Kirlin and Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew S. Miller.

Mr. Charles W. Scholz received a ‘Certificate of Membership Emeritus’ award for his outstanding civil support of The Salvation Army. Mr. Scholz has been involved in many Army functions over the years such as the Christmas Committee , Kroc Steering Committee, and currently, the Advisory Board Council.

John S. Hark, right, chairman of the Hannibal Salvation Army Advisory Council, receives a plaque naming him a Salvation Army member emeritus from Salvation Army Major Andrew Miller.

Hannibal Salvation Army Advisory Council Chairman John Hark was honored Monday, Sept. 30, by receiving the designation of Salvation Army member emeritus. Hark served 41 years for the City of Hannibal and Marion County, Missouri.

The title of Salvation Army member emeritus is awarded to only about four people each year in the 10-state territory including Hannibal.

Major Andrew S. Miller and John Hark, Photo/ Bev Darr / Hannibal Courier Post

 

We’d like to thank all three of these gentlemen for their unwavering support of The Salvation Army and congratulate them on their awards. Together, they have helped make a valuable difference in the lives of individuals in our community.

Changing Lives – Shelter and Family Services

Emergency Shelter SignThe Need:
The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Quincy, Illinois is the only shelter within more than 100 miles that serves both families and single men and women.

Progress on the new John Gardner Stevenson Family Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center has been completed, and as of March 22, 2013 operations are being held at the 501 Broadway building. The Grand Opening Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 30 at 4:00pm. Video of the dedication ceremony can be found here. The new building is located diagonally from the Kroc Center, making it much easier to coordinate programs once held several miles away from each other. It can house up to 16 people with rooms dedicated to single men & women as well as families. Our Family Services and Food Pantry are also located there.

What would you consider a priority for your family?
Would you put food at the top of the list? Or perhaps a roof over your head, utilities, prescriptions, or something else? For many people, through no fault of their own, these questions have become something to lay awake at night and worry about.

For most of us, the thought of coming to The Salvation Army for assistance would be unimaginable, but for a growing number of families it is a part of survival. Some who felt they had everything six months ago now realize they have very little to support themselves after a job loss.

That’s where The Salvation Army steps in to help. Through your generosity, we have been able to help families throughout our region answer these questions in this unforgiving economy.

According to the terms of Joan Kroc’s designated bequest, No Kroc dollars may be used for direct service to clients, such as food, clothing, shelter, etc. or for the building of transitional housing or emergency shelters.

IMG_9832Program Mission
The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter and Family Services programs strive to bring about positive changes to individuals and families who are homeless or are in need of basic necessities.

Applying the gospel of Jesus Christ, physical and spiritual needs are met without discrimination. Guidance and support is given to assist those we serve to lead self-sufficient lives, which in turn will strengthen family and community.

What we are doing
To help prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless, Family Services offers daily breadline, transportation, furniture, clothing, food pantry, rent and utility assistance, prescription assistance and more.

For those who are homeless, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter, provides crisis intervention by offering temporary housing to families and single men and women. Assistance is provided to help shelter residents find and retain employment and locate affordable housing.

Both programs provide life skills classes, case management, Christian counseling and referrals to other agencies who might further assist in meeting the clients’ needs.


Sturhahn Jewelers Marks 101st Anniversary with Food Pantry Donation

Giving back to the community is a tradition with Sturhahn Jewelers and this year is no exception.  To mark their 101st anniversary, the Sturhahn Family will unload 101 bags of groceries to benefit the Salvation Army Food Pantry at 9:30 Monday morning October 22nd.

“Our business anniversary is the ideal time to say thanks to a community that has been so good to us, says Sarah Stegeman of Sturhahns.  “Because our area food banks are especially low right now, this seemed like the natural, and right, thing to do.”

Last year Sturhahn Jewelers celebrated their landmark 100th Anniversary by giving 100 gifts to 100 unsuspecting people in Quincy over a 10 week period.   “That was fun to make someone’s day who least expected it, Stegeman says. So this year, if we can help put food on a table, we’ll remember how very fortunate we are to live and work in such a great community.”

The Sturhahn family and the 101 bags of groceries will be received by Major Dan Jennings, Senior Officer of the Kroc Center, at 9:30am, October 22nd at the Family Services Center at 6th and Broadway.