Mobile Giving Allows Easy Year-Round Donations

Following its successful implementation during the 2017 Christmas campaign, The Salvation Army of Quincy and Hannibal are announcing the continuation of their mobile giving platform. The text-based platform allows users to donate to the Quincy and/or Hannibal Salvation Army corps directly from their cell phone.

To make a donation, contributors can text the keyword “DONATEQUINCY” or “DONATEHANNIBAL” to 41444 and receive a link to the mobile donation page. Users can then choose to donate $25, $50, $100, or a custom amount of their choice. Donors will also have the option of making their contribution a one-time, weekly, monthly, or quarterly offering.

“With the success of mobile giving during the 2017 Christmas season, we were able to reach new demographics, as well as offer a convenient alternative to the methods of fundraising we already had in place,” says Salvation Army Development Director Patty Douglas. “We’re very excited to continue the use of this new form of giving year-round.”

For more information on how you can give to The Salvation Army, click here.

Salvation Army Opens New Family Store in Hannibal

The Hannibal Salvation Army is pleased to announce the opening of a new Family Store in Hannibal’s Steamboat Bend Shopping Center. The new store is located in Suite 200A and will also now house the Hannibal Salvation Army’s Family Services center.

The Family Store offers clothing, household furnishings and a variety of other items at affordable prices.  Money raised through the sale of items helps provide funding for the Hannibal Salvation Army’s service programs.  For individuals and families in need who are unable to afford to purchase items they need, these items will be provided at no cost.

The Family Store has a convenient drop-off door. Those who wish to donate can bring clean, gently used items to the designated door and a store team member will assist in unloading your vehicle. The Hannibal location accepts donations during all normal business hours, which are Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Pickup service is available by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday for larger items. Call the Family Store to arrange an appointment at 573.248.8008.

Hannibal Salvation Army Concludes 2017 Christmas Campaign

The Hannibal Salvation Army concluded its 2017 Christmas campaign with the announcement of the 2017 campaign total on Monday, January 15 at 12pm, following the opening of its new Family Store location in Hannibal’s Steamboat Bend Shopping Center.

On hand for the announcement were members of the Hannibal Salvation Army Advisory Council as well as 2017 Christmas campaign chairs, Susan and Jay Johnson.
In total, $102,509 was raised during the 2017 Christmas campaign, exceeding this year’s goal of $100,000.

This year, a total of 650 families across Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Monroe, Shelby, and Pike counties received Christmas food baskets. In partnership with Toys for Tots of Northeast Missouri, The Hannibal Salvation Army was able to help provide almost 8,000 toys to 1,331 children. Throughout the campaign, 253 volunteers from the Hannibal and northeast Missouri area offered nearly 540 hours of service.

Funds from the 2017 Christmas campaign will be used in the months ahead to provide food and clothing in addition to rent and utility assistance to individuals and families in need.

Salvation Army Concludes Christmas Campaign in Quincy

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The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, Roy and Trisha Webb, have announced the completion of a successful 2017 Christmas Campaign. The Quincy campaign goal of $400,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $402,724.

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. 775 children received 4,451 toys from Toy Town. 520 meals were served on Thanksgiving, and 365 meals were served on Christmas Day.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the 2,134 volunteers who donated 4,437 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 2017 Christmas Campaign a success.

Boy Scouts Donate To Salvation Army

Black Hawk Lodge 67, Order of the Arrow, part of the Mississippi Valley Council of The Boy Scouts of America presented a check to the Quincy Salvation Army on Friday, October 27 during The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board meeting. The Scouting Program recently created and sold a patch featuring The Salvation Army shield. The troop raised a total of $2,300 with sales of the special emblem.

Lodge Chief Isaiah Aden, Past Chief Jack Gunsten, and Supreme Chief of the Fire Todd Lamison attended the meeting and presented the check to Salvation Army Area Commander Major Andy Miller and Advisory Board Vice Chair JoAnn Wilmott.

“The Salvation Army is honored that the Scouting Program’s Order of the Arrow chose to design a patch with The Salvation Army shield this year,” says Salvation Army Development Director Patty Douglas. “We were further honored to be the recipient of $2,300 from the sale of the patches. These funds will help us continue to serve those in need 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.