Every day a Salvation Army mobile feeding unit makes nearly 30 stops throughout Chicago providing a hot meal to those who are homeless or near homeless. When the canteen makes a stop, individuals can get a cup of hot soup or stew, a snack and something to drink. But that’s not all. Staff members are there to offer a smile, hearty handshake and listen to news of the day.
“The food is our calling card,” said Major Nancy Powers, officer at The Salvation Army Freedom Center – the mobile feeding unit’s home base. “But we give them more than food. We give them friendship. We show them love. And when they’re ready, we’re here to help them leave the streets.”
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Major Nancy Powers and Glazed and Infused Donuts visited with 93.9MYfm radio station to talk about National Donut Day.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, where the Salvation Army Donut Lassie was born. Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls” served along the front lines during WWI and WWII, giving soldiers free coffee and doughnuts as bullets flied overhead.
In celebration of National Donut Day, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division partnered with Chicago’s gourmet donut shop, Glazed and Infused. Glazed and Infused will donate 50% of proceeds from purchases of the Salvation Army donut on June 2 and 3.
For more information on Donut Day, visit salarmychicago.org/donutday
The Salvation Army hosted its annual civic luncheon on May 12, and welcomed Chicago comedy legend Bob Newhart as its featured speaker. Continue reading “Salvation Army Civic Luncheon Features Bob Newhart and Announces New City of Chicago Partnership”
On May 15-22, we celebrate our National Salvation Army Week. Each year, this week long celebration serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, staff and the clients we have served throughout Chicago, the suburbs and Northern Indiana.
National Salvation Army was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S., and is typically observed in the second week of May. Continue reading “Celebrating National Salvation Army Week”
The Salvation Army College for Officer Training Presents… The Wizard of Oz
Join us for the movie, a sing-along, and a costume party!
Friday, October 7, 6:30pm CST.
Saturday, October 8, 2:30pm & 6:30pm CST.
700 W. Brompton Ave., Chicago, IL 60657.
$10.00 (concessions, photo booth and parking are not included in the ticket cost).
Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com.
Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army World Services.
For more information and ticket sales, please call (773) 294-2000.