Civic Luncheon Features Tom Ricketts, Ernest & Theresa Sawyer, and City of Chicago

Tom Ricketts Keynote Speaker at The Salvation Army Civic Luncheon

The Salvation Army hosted its annual civic luncheon on May 8, with Chicago Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts serving as the keynote speaker.

Phil Rogers of NBC5 Chicago served as the master of ceremonies and helped celebrate the Army’s services to the most vulnerable men, women and children throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Every year, the Army also recognizes the generous donors whose dedicated support makes those services possible. This year, the Army recognized Ernest and Theresa Sawyer and the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS).

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Salvation Army Staff Members Save Life of Homeless Woman

The Harsh Reality in the Triangle on Lower Wacker

The Triangle is a spot on Lower Wacker Drive where hundreds of people sleep every night on stacks of cardboard, torn-up mattresses, or piles of newspapers. Just yards away, drug dealers and prostitutes sell their wares – most of the time to the Triangle residents. The Salvation Army Mobile Feeding and Homeless Outreach Unit makes at least one stop a day at this location to hand out food, offer social services, and help individuals leave the street if they choose.

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Salvation Army Volunteer Makes a Difference in Chicago

This guest blog was provided by Respect 90, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s charity which provides children and families opportunities to develop championship attitudes through sports, academics and community involvement.

As a little girl in the seventies in Northwest Chicago, Carol Valentino-Barry used to love to look at things upside down.

“There are pictures of me as a little girl hanging upside down,” she laughs. “My father told me I always did that. He said it was my thing.”

That may help explain why today, she could be a copywriter for the messaging on Joe Maddon’s brilliantly inspiring T-shirts with a slightly different point of view.

Like the one that says it is OK to be uncomfortable.

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