Carpet One Makes Donation to Salvation Army

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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 www.ringbells.org or contact Jeremy Koren by calling 217-231-5633 or emailing jeremy_koren@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Hannibal Regional Hospital Donates To Salvation Army Food Pantry

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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.

Fall Harvest Program Returns To Benefit Salvation Army Food Pantry

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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!

 

‘Vacation From Starvation’ Summer Food Drive Under Way

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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.

 

Monroe City MFA Makes Donation To Hannibal Salvation Army

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Employees of MFA Oil Company in Monroe City recently presented a check on behalf of the MFA Oil Foundation to The Salvation Army of Hannibal.

The $1,750 grant will be used to buy a new chest freezer and refrigerator for The Salvation Army food pantry at 302 Broadway in Hannibal.

Area Commander, Major Andrew Miller, and case worker, Melissa Meeker, accepted the check on behalf of the Hannibal Salvation Army which serves the counties of Marion, Ralls, Monroe, Shelby, and Lewis.

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 13th, 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 Women’s Ministries To Host Annual Purse Auction

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The Salvation Army Women’s Ministries will be sponsoring a purse auction in The Meadows of the Kroc Center, with proceeds benefiting The Salvation Army World Missions. Walking tacos will be sold prior to the event, along with desserts and soft drinks. New and lightly used purses will be auctioned. Also available will be a sale table with purses “to go” and other craft and bazaar items. Food and drink will be served starting at 5 PM, with the auction to follow at 6:15 PM.

Come and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship while supporting oversea missions.

For more information, please call 217-231-5674.

The Kroc Center To Host Free Concert To Benefit Quincy Salvation Army Food Pantry

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The University of Evansville Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, will perform at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00pm. Admission to the concert is free, but concert attendees are asked to bring items to donate to the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

The UE Wind Ensemble is performing in Quincy as part of their tour to the College Band Directors National Association North Central conference on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The UE Wind Ensemble was chosen by audition to be one of eight university bands to perform at the conference. Their performance for CBDNA will be on Friday, February 26 at 10:15am.

The University of Evansville Wind Ensemble is comprised of approximately 45 of the school’s finest brass, woodwind, and percussion performers.  The ensemble performs a wide variety of literature from major masterworks for the modern wind band to more intimate chamber literature. The ensemble is also actively involved in commissioning and performing new works. In addition to its campus concerts, the group represents the University both regionally and nationally.  Membership is by audition and is open to any UE student, regardless of his/her major.

Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz is a 1985 graduate of Quincy College (now Quincy University), with a degree in Music Education. He taught at Brown County Schools in Mt. Sterling, Illinois from 1985-1989. He also taught at Lewistown Community High School before joining the band staff at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Steinsultz was an assistant band director at the University of Illinois from 1993 to 2008. Since 2008, he has served as Director of Bands at the University of Evansville.

The 2016 CBDNA North Central conference has the theme “And all that jazz.” Each band is encouraged to perform jazz influenced works for concert band. The concert will include selections by Frank Ticheli, Donald Grantham, Scott Boerma, Don Freund, and John Williams.

Salvation Army Announces Conclusion of 2015 Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign

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The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, Bill and Chris Daniels, have announced the completion of a successful 2015 Christmas Campaign. The Quincy campaign goal of $400,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $400,028.

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 Quincy: 761 families received Christmas food baskets. 835 children received more than 6,000 toys from Toy Town. 528 meals were served on Thanksgiving and 450 meals were served on Christmas Day.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the 1,884 volunteers who donated 4,293 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 2015 Christmas Campaign a success.

Salvation Army Wraps Up Record Christmas Campaign In Hannibal

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The Salvation Army wrapped up its Hannibal 2015 Christmas Campaign with a record-setting total of $109,589. This year’s campaign goal was $95,000.
The funds raised helped provide 525 food boxes containing a complete Christmas meal for families. In partnership with Douglass Community Services and the Toys for Tots program, The Salvation Army’s Toy Town helped give out 7,408 toys to 916 children. In all, The Salvation Army served 1,999 people this Christmas season in Marion, Ralls, Monroe, Lewis, and Shelby counties.

266 volunteers also provided 688 hours of service to the Hannibal Salvation Army, most of which was by ringing bells at red kettles between November 13 and December 24.
Leading the Hannibal Christmas Campaign this year was former Hannibal-LaGrange University President, Dr. Woodrow Burt and his wife, Katherine.
The Salvation Army wishes to thank everyone who supported the Christmas Campaign. Whether you mailed in a donation, dropped money in a kettle, or volunteered, you helped make a difference in the lives of many people in our community.
This record campaign will also help The Salvation Army continue to meet the needs of struggling families throughout the coming year. All donations stay in northeast Missouri to help provide food, housing & rental assistance, along with help for utility bills, transportation and clothing. Families needing assistance can apply at The Salvation Army Family Services office located at 302 Broadway in Hannibal. In the past year, the Hannibal Salvation Army provided services to 5,116 individuals and families.
Questions can be directed to Matt Schmidt by calling 217-506-0236.