The Salvation Army Assists Residents in McHenry County Affected by Recent Flooding

(Crystal Lake, Ill.) – The Salvation Army, one of the largest direct providers of social services across Illinois, continues to partner with McHenry County officials and other disaster response agencies in reestablishing a one-stop, resource center for all those impacted by the recent flooding. This comprehensive center will be opened this Friday and Saturday.

Residents will be able to meet with trained counselors for resources, obtain housing and insurance information and other assistance from team representatives.

As a part of “MARC”, The Salvation Army will offer and receive in-kind donations. Translators will be available. Continue reading “The Salvation Army Assists Residents in McHenry County Affected by Recent Flooding”

Salvation Army Serves Flood Survivors at Multi-Agency Response Event

After the rivers crested and started to recede, The Salvation Army joined with other local organizations to offer support services to nearly 1,000 Lake County, Illinois, families most affected by the flood.

The Multi-Agency Response Center (MARC) provided flood survivors a one-stop location to meet with caseworkers from more than 25 agencies offering resources and information on insurance claims, home repair, obtaining furniture, food, cleaning kits and more.

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Basketball League Gives Teens and Young Adults Outlet for Competition and a Safe Haven in Chicago

Janelle Mason, Sports Manager for The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, is an experienced business professional and former collegiate athlete with years of experience in program development and program management.  She has an Masters in Management from Purdue University. 

Youth between 10 and 25 years old represent a disproportionate amount of homicide victims in Chicago. Low rates of high school graduation, high rates of joblessness and cyclical generational poverty put many young men ages 17 to 26 at risk for altercations and activities that contribute to gun violence. However, on many Saturday nights The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s Late Nite Flight basketball league offers relief and a safe space for its 120 participants.

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