Christmas Assistance Sign-Up October 23rd-27th

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The Salvation Army will be taking applications in Quincy for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town on Monday, October 23 through Friday, October 27. Sign-up will be held from 1:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Wednesday and 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday and Friday 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 for each member within the household.

For more information contact The Salvation Army at (217) 222-5762.

Five Below To Raise Funds For Salvation Army Food Pantry

The Salvation Army food pantry will be holding a fundraiser event at Five Below (6008 Broadway in Quincy) beginning Monday, October 23rd.

Between October 23rd and 29th during the store’s regular business hours, 10% of the store’s sales will be donated directly to the Salvation Army food pantry in Quincy.

Five Below is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sundays from 10am to 6pm.

Please bring with you or present the included flyer at checkout for your purchase to be included in this fundraiser.

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Make a Charitable Donation to The Salvation Army

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Charitable gift annuity donors provide significant funding for The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry. A charitable gift annuity is a way to make a gift to support the causes that you care about. You make a gift of cash or property to The Salvation Army. In return, we will make payments for life to you, you and a loved one, or another person. Each payment will be fixed and the amount of each payment will depend on the age of the person who receives the payments. After all payments have been made, we will receive the remaining value of your gift to support the causes that matter to you. There are a number of benefits with a charitable gift annuity.

– Payments are fixed.
– Charitable deduction for up to 5 years
– Partially tax-free income
– Partial bypass of capital gain
– Better interest rates than a CD

Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 9.12.22 AMHISTORY OF THE SALVATION ARMY’S GIFT ANNUITY PROGRAM
As of September 30, 2016 The Salvation Army had accumulated assets of approximately $44,592,713 in its gift annuity fund from 1,229 donors who have made 2,660 gifts.

WOULD YOU LIKE SECURE FIXED PAYMENTS FOR LIFE?

If you are looking for a way to secure your future, a charitable gift annuity is the answer. Not only will you help us further our work, but you will receive the security of fixed payments for your lifetime backed by our promise. Now is the time to lock in a rate based on your age. To find out your payment rate and learn more about establishing a charitable gift annuity, please call Matt Schmidt at 217-231- 5694.

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.

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.”