The Salvation Army Announces Conclusion of the 2014 Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign

The 2014 Christmas Chairs, the Stevenson Family (John Jr., Dale, Jack & Alec, along with Major Andy Miller and Advisory Board President, Mary Oakley.

The 2014 Quincy Christmas Chairs, the Stevenson Family (John Jr., Dale, Jack & Alec), along with Area Commander, Major Andy Miller, Jr. and Advisory Board President, Mary Oakley.

The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, the Stevenson Family, have announced the completion of a successful 2014 Christmas Campaign. The Quincy campaign goal of $393,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $429,205.

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 our service area: 1,250 families received Christmas food baskets. 1,687 children received 11,809 toys from Toy Town. 452 meals were served on Thanksgiving, and 420 meals were served on Christmas Day.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the 2,102 volunteers who donated 7,811 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 2014 Christmas Campaign a success.

Hannibal Salvation Army:
The Hannibal Salvation Army has announced the completion of its 2014 Christmas Campaign. A total of $95,163 was raised toward the $105,750 goal. This represents the highest amount ever raised for a Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign.

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. 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 the Hannibal service area: 464 families received Christmas food baskets. 808 children received 5,817 toys from Toy Town.

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 2014 Christmas Campaign a success.

2013 Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town Distribution

Distribution Dates for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town in Quincy and Hannibal

In Quincy, distribution of Christmas food baskets and Toy Town distribution of toys will take place on Wednesday, December 18th, from 9:00am to 8:00pm and on Thursday, December 19th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The location will be at the rear of the old Motorola building at 1400 N. 30th entering off of Locust Street (in the Quincy Development Center).

The Hannibal distribution will take place on Friday, December 20th from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Admiral Koontz Armory at 301 Warren Barrett Drive in Hannibal.

All distributions are by appointment-only, for families who have approved applications on file with The Salvation Army.

Toy donations are still needed through Sunday, December 15th, and can be dropped off in the bins at collection sites located in Quincy at the KHQA Studio, HyVee Stores on Harrison and Broadway, Dollar General at 6th & Maine, Family Dollar at 6th & Broadway, Quincy Medical Group, Farm & Home, Walmart, Y101/KICK-FM, or the Kroc Center. Hannibal collection sites are Walmart and the former White Star Laundry building.

Last Christmas, 16,050 toys were distributed to 1,705 children.

“The Institute” Estate Planning Seminar

The 19th Annual Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Institute
For Professional Estate Planners

TOPIC: “More Uncertainty Than Ever: Estate Planning With A Foggy Crystal Ball”

September 14, 2011 at The Crossing
Guest Speakers: Ann B. Burns and Charles A. “Clary” Redd

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Registration Begins at 8:00 AM

In these times of unprecedented uncertainty, everyone involved in estate planning is seeking more  guidance than ever. Ethical considerations, fiduciary liability issues and staying abreast of current developments can be challenging, but Ann and Clary are here to help!

Agenda:

9:30 – How Ethical Rules Govern the Conduct of Estate Planners
10:30 – Looking Through the Crystal Ball – What’s New and Noteworthy
Noon – Lunch
1:00 – Identifying and Avoiding Breaches of Fiduciary Duty
3:00 – Q & A

REGISTER

The Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

There’s So Much Here For You!

Much has been written about the construction of the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center since Quincy was first chosen as the recipient of $40 million toward the effort. The buzz surrounding the facility has steadily increased as the community has speculated exactly what venues would be included in the center.

Several years of planning have gone by with various changes taking place in design and leadership, however the core values and purpose of this venture remain the same, keeping with the mission of The Salvation Army. The RJKCCC is committed to producing tangible outcomes that will change lives and rebuild souls of the people of Quincy. In addition, we are committed to our “three I’s”: Inspire, Instruct, and Involve.

The Kroc Center is starting to see the finishing touches added to the building. Many of the floors are being finished, and the swimming pool and slide are well underway. The grand opening and dedication date is set for September 18th, and the building will be a spectacular draw to the downtown area.

Families, children, men & women, and seniors from all walks of life and every part of the area can look forward to enjoying the Kroc Center and being inspired, instructed, and involved through recreation, fellowship, and education.

Watch for continued updates and pray for God’s blessing!

 

Venues of the Kroc Center

Worship Theater
The premier venue of the Kroc Center is the 500 seat Worship Theater. There are 350 moveable seats on the floor with another 150 theater style seats in the balcony. The chapel will double as an auditorium to host concerts, guest speakers, seminars, and theatrical productions.

Huck’s Hideout
The child watch room, with an outdoor play area is available for children ages 6 months to 6 years, whose parents are using the Kroc Center facility.

The Meadows
The Meadows is a large conference room, with fireplace, which can be divided into three separate rooms. A door leads to an outdoor terrace with a fireplace that mirrors the one indoors. Each room is equipped with high tech audio/visual equipment to accommodate meetings and presentations.

 

 

 

Gymnasium
The gymnasium, with hardwood floors, has 2 basketball/volleyball courts.

Rock Climbing and Bouldering Wall
One of the unique features of the Kroc Center is the 26′ rock climbing and bouldering wall.

Aquatics Center
Our Aquatics Center has an indoor recreational pool with a 22-½’ tall twisting water slide that is 157′ long. An outdoor splash pad will be featured in the summer months. Included in the pool is a tot slide, lazy river, hydrotherapy pool area, vortex, a variety of spray features, water basketball and 2 lap lanes.

 

Party Rooms
2 rooms are available off the Aquatics area for various events and parties.

The Kroc Café
The Café will offer a variety of food and beverages with a seating area overlooking the Aquatics Center.

Locker/Shower Rooms
Wet and dry locker rooms for both men and women are available. Family cabanas (or changing rooms) are also available. Each cabana has a stool, sink and shower, as well as a baby changing table.

Walking/Running Track
The Kroc Center has a three lane walking/running track with great views of some of the indoor features as well as outdoor views of the bridge and river.

Fitness Center
Come and get fit in our large cardio and fitness area featuring over 65 pieces of cardio equipment. The Weight Room has more than 40 pieces of weight loaded equipment and free weights. There are 2 group fitness rooms providing a variety of cardio, strength and core classes to help develop your mind, body and spirit.

The Ledge
This area is a high tech game room featuring many of the latest gaming systems.

 

 

Fan Program

The Salvation Army’s Fan Program begins Thursday, June 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for individuals and families in need of a fan.

The Salvation Army has a very limited supply, and will distribute fans Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. while supplies are available.

Individuals only need to bring a photo ID to receive a fan.

Donations of new fans, or funds to purchase them may be sent or taken to The Salvation Army at 732 Hampshire Street in Quincy.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday from

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information about the Fan Program or to check availability, contact The Salvation Army at (217) 222-2087.