How can you and a group of friends, family or co-workers help the Chicagoland community this holiday season?
The Salvation Army always has opportunities to volunteer throughout the year, but need is greatest during the holiday season. Thousands seek refuge from the blistering cold of Chicago winters, while many families want nothing more than a nourishing holiday meal together. You can help them – and with only one hand and two hours. How? Be a Bell Ringer. Continue reading “Be A Bell Ringer”
As we witness some of the most catastrophic natural disasters and relief efforts since Hurricane Katrina, The Salvation Army is making sure to set aside time to recognize some of our most valued volunteers. Continue reading “Emergency Disaster Services Hosts Appreciation Dinner for Volunteers”
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.”
Continue reading “The Salvation Army’s Mobile Feeding Unit Meets People Where They Are”
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”