Oakley’s Term As Salvation Army Board Chair Expires


Mary Oakley has long been a loyal advocate and servant of the Quincy Salvation Army. This month, Oakley’s term as Salvation Army Board Chair came to an end. Oakley was honored at a recent Salvation Army event, highlighting her achievements and thanking her for her dedicated service over the years.

“I think I came in [around] 1984,” said Oakley. “I worked on the Thrift Store committee most of my years. I co-chaired with the late Lil Keller at the banquet celebrating 125 years of The Salvation Army being in Quincy.”

In addition to her duties as Board Chair, Oakley remained busy and involved with many different facets of the Quincy Salvation Army. She served on committees for Christmas and The Salvation Army Thrift Store, and also took part in many of the Salvation Army’s Social Services programs, such as serving the breadline.

“I worked on and was Chair of the Nominating Committee. I served as Christmas Chair for a year as well,” she continues.

Oakley also has enjoyed participating in the annual Salvation Army Ring A Bell Run.

Regarding her time spent serving the Army, Oakley offered, “My hat goes off to the dedicated and compassionate staff that we have at the Kroc, our new Family Store, and the Family Services Shelter. We are blessed with an exceptional group of associates.”

New Quincy Salvation Army Family Store Now Accepting Donations

The Salvation Army’s new Family Store at 425 Broadway has begun accepting donations of good used clothing and home goods as of Wednesday, August 12th. Hours for accepting donations are 9am to 7pm.

The Salvation Army’s former store on Maine Street will remain open until Saturday, August 22nd. However, it is currently closed to further donations. The new Family Store has a planned grand opening date of Saturday, August 29th.

The new Family Store features a unique drive-thru donation bay on the west side of the building to make dropping off donated goods quick and easy. It is a 25,000 square foot facility that features approximately 16,000 square feet of retail space. All proceeds from goods sold benefit The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter at 501 Broadway.

For information on what items are accepted and unable to be accepted, please click the following link.


Salvation Army To Celebrate 125 Years Of Service With “A Magical Night On The Mississippi”

Hannibal125Annv_LogoFINAL_OL-HorzThe Hannibal Salvation Army continues to celebrate 125 years in Hannibal with a dinner cruise aboard the historic Mark Twain Riverboat for “A Magical Night On The Mississippi” on Thursday, August 20th. Boarding will begin at 6 PM with the cruise departing at 6:30 PM. Among the evening’s magical events will be a performance from the Salvation Army Brass Band, as well as a performance from gospel magic entertainers and former Hannibal officers, Majors Ed and Marge Jarvis.

Those interested in attending the event can purchase tickets for $65 each, or $125 per pair. Limited space is available for the celebration. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that tickets are purchased as soon as possible. The deadline for ticket purchases is August 7th.

To reserve your tickets, please call 217-506-0236. If you wish to mail your request, please send it to The Salvation Army, PO Box 1203, Hannibal, MO 63401. Please make checks payable to The Salvation Army.

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


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


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.