Carpet One Makes Donation to Salvation Army

_mg_9933_webPictured left to right are Amy Patterson (Carpet One), Salvation Army Gifts Advisor Matt Schmidt, and Megan Howard (Carpet One).

Representatives from Carpet One of Quincy donated 40 carpet squares to the Quincy Salvation Army this morning. The carpet squares will provide some comfort to bell ringers during this year’s Christmas campaign. Bell ringers who are at a kettle for several hours a day will appreciate not having to stand on a hard surface their entire shift. Thank you, Carpet One, for your generous donation!

If you or your group/organization are interested in volunteering as bell ringers this holiday season, please visit or contact Jeremy Koren by calling 217-231-5633 or emailing

Christmas Applications for Assistance Now Accepted

The Salvation Army operates two distinct processes for assistance at Christmastime, one in Quincy, Illinois and one process in Hannibal, Missouri. If you are in need of assistance, please follow the instructions for your location.



The Salvation Army will begin taking applications in Quincy for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town on Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm in the Worship Theater of the Kroc Center.
Applicants should bring a photo ID, proof of household income, proof of residence, verification of household members, and social security or medical cards.
Applicants who are approved for assistance, will receive an appointment for December 15th to receive their basket and toys.
For more information contact The Salvation Army at (217) 222-5762.



Hannibal, Missouri:

The Salvation Army in Hannibal has begun taking applications for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town from now until December 1st at the Hannibal Family Store and Service Center. Individuals may submit applications Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Applicants should bring a photo ID, proof of household income, proof of residence, verification of household members, and social security or medical cards.
Applicants, who are approved for assistance, will receive an appointment for December 14th to receive their basket and toys.
For more information contact The Salvation Army in Hannibal at (573) 221-7072.


Hannibal Regional Hospital Donates To Salvation Army Food Pantry


The RISE team at Hannibal Regional Hospital recently held a food drive at the hospital to benefit the Hannibal Salvation Army. The group collected 898 items for the Salvation Army food pantry. Thank you to all who donated!

The Fall Harvest food drive is currently underway. You can buy a Hope bag at the Hannibal County Market to help fill The Salvation Army food pantry in Hannibal.

The Hannibal Salvation Army provided food boxes to 97 individuals and families during the month of September and 968 people received food from the daily bread line.

Salvation Army Receives Grant From Riedel Foundation

img_0546Pictured L-R: Heidi Welty, Salvation Army Social Services Director, Major Andrew Miller, and April Baldwin, F&M Bank Executive Vice President

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.

Fall Harvest Program Returns To Benefit Salvation Army Food Pantry


WGEM and County Market are joining forces once again to aid The Salvation Army Food pantry with its annual Fall Harvest food drive.

This year’s Fall Harvest food drive begins on Monday, October 24th. The drive will continue for nearly a month before its conclusion on November 21st.

The public is encouraged to donate non-perishable food items at either County Market location in Quincy, the WGEM studios, or at the Kroc Center, where donation barrels will be placed beginning on October 24th.

A Fall Harvest “Blitz” will also be held outside of the WGEM studios on October 26th and 27th, with donations being accepted throughout the day by WGEM news anchors as well as Salvation Army staff.

The 2015 Fall Harvest saw Keokuk Christian Academy as the year’s WGEM Fall Harvest School Challenge winners, with 83 students from Keokuk Christian Academy collected the most canned goods per student (about 8 items per student on average) for the Salvation Army.  For their efforts, the students got to spend a day at the Kroc Center. They enjoyed playing sports, playing in the game room, pool activities, and a celebratory lunch.

Help us help those in need by participating in this year’s Fall Harvest as we work together to stock the Salvation Army Food Pantry!


Salvation Army of Hannibal Teams with Toys For Tots of Northeast Missouri

The Salvation Army of Hannibal and Toys for Tots in Northeast Missouri kicked off their joint campaign on October 11th to collect 8,000 toys to distribute to children in need this Christmas.
Projections are that up to 1,200 children will receive toys this year.
The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots in Northeast Missouri serve love-income children in Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Shelby, and Monroe Counties.
Toys donated either to Toys for Tots in Northeast Missouri or The Salvation Army Toy Town in Hannibal will be jointly distributed beginning December 14th to families who apply for assistance through DCS or The Salvation Army. Applications are now available.
The community is encouraged to donate toys at stores that host a toy barrel or a coin collection can. Schools, businesses, or clubs that would like to host a toy drive can contact either Douglass Community Services or The Salvation Army in Hannibal.

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


Matt Schmidt – Gifts Advisor
Phone: (217) 231-5694