Quincy Salvation Army Celebrates Successful 2016 Christmas Campaign

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The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, the Dustin and Allison Hall family, have announced the completion of a successful 2016 Christmas Campaign. The Quincy campaign goal of $400,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $407,276.

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. 723 children received 4,338 toys from Toy Town. 480 meals were served on Thanksgiving, and 380 meals were served on Christmas Day.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the 1,663 volunteers who donated 4,018 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 2016 Christmas Campaign a success.

Successful Hannibal Christmas Campaign Concludes

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The Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, Joseph and Sharon Welch, have announced the completion of a successful 2016 Christmas Campaign. The Hannibal campaign goal of $100,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $103,412.

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 Hannibal and five surrounding Northeast Missouri counties on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

The need for assistance to the people of the Hannibal 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 Hannibal service area: 600 families received Christmas food baskets and 1,073 children received 2,146 toys from Toy Town. In conjunction with Toys for Tots of Northeast Missouri, almost 5,400 toys were distributed.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the 366 volunteers from the Hannibal area, who donated 793 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 2016 Christmas Campaign a success.

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.”