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.

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!

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

Salvation Army Responds to Area Spring Floods – Learn How You Can Help

St. Louis, Mo.– The Salvation Army has been active throughout the Midland Division in response to the spring floods. Multiple Canteen operations are active throughout the division in the St. Louis area and southern Missouri (weather permitting) serving meals, snacks, drinks, cleanup kits, and the occasional Band-Aid. Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) will be setup in the coming days and weeks to provide financial assistance, cleanup kits, etc., for those affected by the floods. Jeremy Koren, Seasonal Events Coordinator for The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command, is currently at The Salvation Army Area Command Center in St. Louis serving as the Planning Section Chief. An Area Command Center was established to support the multiple flood-related incidents throughout the Midland Division. To support The Salvation Army’s flood relief efforts across Missouri and Southern Illinois, please text FLOODHELP to 41444. For the latest emergency disaster services news, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow the EDS team on Twitter @SalArmyEDS.

Those in the Quincy, IL area who would like to assist are encouraged to contact Jeremy Koren, Area Command Center Planning Section Chief by sending email to jeremy_koren@usc.salvationarmy.org or calling 217-440-0455.

Salvation Army Receives Grant From Riedel Foundation

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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.

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.

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!

Quincy Salvation Army Receives $5,000 Grant From Ameren Illinois

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The Salvation Army has received a $5,000 grant from Ameren Illinois to help families pay a month of rent or other utilities in order to avoid being evicted and entering the cycle of homelessness.

“The Salvation Army is grateful to Ameren Illinois for granting us funds to help struggling families in our community pay rent or utilities for a month to help keep them in their homes. This grant helps our efforts to keep those in need from spiraling towards homelessness,” said Major Andrew Miller, Area Commander of The Salvation Army in Quincy, Illinois.

The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human needs without discrimination while focusing on faith. Provisions of food, clothing, shelter, rent and utilities assistance help families in need. For those who are homeless, Salvation Army provides shelter for families, and single men and women. Additionally, they provide life skill classes and assistance for finding and retaining employment, and suitable, affordable housing.

The grant funds were made available through the Ameren Cares program, which connects Ameren Illinois with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering. Chad Cloninger, Director Division II, Ameren Illinois, said partnering with non-profit organizations such as The Salvation Army of Quincy is an essential step in this program and in improving the quality of life in Ameren Illinois’ service territory.

“Many of our customers face fundamental challenges to their quality of life. We hope to ease those burdens with these funds,” said Cloninger. “We are proud to invest in organizations like The Salvation Army of Quincy that help our customers when they are facing many of life’s hardships.”

Salvation Army Unveils New Hometown Endowment Fund Campaign

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The Quincy Salvation Army has been serving the needs of the greater Adams County area for more than 122 years. And the Army plans to continue that tradition with the unveiling of a new Hometown Endowment Fund campaign.

The goal is to provide anyone who turns to The Salvation Army for help with the support and skills they’ll need to become self-sufficient. Over the years, the number of people we aid continues to grow; and with the dramatic increases in requests for assistance over the past several years, financial resources are seldom able to keep pace with this ever-growing need for assistance.

Enter The Hometown Endowment Fund — a special fund created to assure continuous and stable funding for the emergency shelter and family services programs offered by The Salvation Army. It makes available now, as well as in the future, a source of income to support programs that assist individuals and families in need. The Hometown Endowment Fund preserves the principal and provides earnings and interest to be utilized for operations and programs.

The fund is an ideal vehicle to provide the stability to grow along with the needs of the Quincy community and surrounding area, of which The Salvation Army works hand-in-hand with each day to meet the needs of those less fortunate. As long as there are needs to be met, The Salvation Army stands ready to serve, making a difference one life at a time, and, above all, doing the most good.

There are many ways in which you can contribute to the Hometown Endowment Fund. For more information on how you can donate, click here.

For more information on the Hometown Endowment Fund, please contact:

Patty Douglas – Development Director
Phone: (217) 231-5627
Email:  Patty_Douglas@usc.salvationarmy.org

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Matt Schmidt – Gifts Advisor
Phone: (217) 231-5694
Email:  matthew_schmidt@usc.salvationarmy.org