Media Preview Tour of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

                                               

 Come and Get a Sneak Peek at All the Kroc Center Has to Offer

WHAT:   The Salvation Army will hold a special preview tour for the media on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, of the brand new Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, a community center of unprecedented size and scope that represents the largest single investment by a social service organization in Chicago’s history.  The much anticipated Kroc Center is scheduled to open to the public on Saturday, June 16, with a whole weekend of Grand Opening events and festivities continuing through Sunday, June 17. 

The media preview tour will provide an opportunity to be among the first to see the newly completed 160,000-square-foot facility and talk with Kroc Center program directors, the architect and key community partners and supporters who helped make the project possible.   

The 33-acre campus includes indoor and outdoor sports stadiums and playing fields, an aquatics center, a golf training academy, a performing arts center, a fitness center and much more.  The Kroc Center will offer the largest array of educational, sports, arts and supportive programs anywhere in the city under one roof.  The Kroc Center promises to be a major catalyst of growth for the community, creating jobs and providing a safe haven for youth sorely in need of the recreational, creative and educational alternatives to gangs and violence.  More than 2,500 people are expected to use the Kroc Center daily. 

 WHEN:           Wednesday, May 9, 2012

10 a.m. to noon

WHERE:         1250 West 119th Street

From downtown: take Dan Ryan to I-57 South.  Exit at 119th Street; head east approx. ½ mile.

WHO:             

Lt. Col. Ralph Bukiewicz, Metropolitan Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army

Majors David and Darlene Harvey, Kroc Center Administrators

Judy Keller and Paul Rigby, Co-Chairs, Give Hope Campaign

Joseph Antunovich, President, Antunovich Associates

Dr. Mable Alfred, Principal, Higgins Community Academy     

BACKGROUND:  Upon her death in 2003, Joan Kroc passed on to The Salvation Army the largest gift ever made to a private charity for the specific purpose of constructing state-of-the-art facilities in underserved areas around the country, facilities that would offer a completely new approach to the concept of community centers. For additional details, renderings and program descriptions, visit www.chicagokroccenter.org

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Waste Management to Present $12,000 donation to The Salvation Army Joliet and Will County Corps Community Center

WHAT:   A representative from Waste Management will present The Salvation Army a check for $12,000 to benefit the recently expanded Joliet and Will County Corps Community Center on the East Side.  In response to the growing population of Will County, one of the fastest growing counties in the country, The Salvation Army, with the support of local leaders, quadrupled the size of its community center, adding a high-school-regulation-size gymnasium, computer lab, teen center and a permanent space for an Emergency Disaster Services mobile canteen.  The new center opened in  September 2011.

 WHEN:         

  Thursday, March 22, 2012

   11:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:        

 300 East Third Ave., Joliet, Illinois

 

WHO:             

Lts. Daniel and Claudia Simmons, Corps Officers, Joliet and Will County Corps Community Center

Ralph Bias, Chair, Joliet Corps Advisory Board

Lisa Disbrow, Director of Public Affairs, Waste Management

 BACKGROUND: 

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide.

About Waste Management

Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

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Salvation Army Harbor Light Adult Rehabilitation Center Hosts Super Bowl Party

SALVATION ARMY HARBOR LIGHT ADULT REHABILITATION CENTER HOSTS SUPER BOWL PARTY 

WHAT:           The Salvation Army Harbor Light Adult Rehabilitation Center will hold its 6th annual Super Bowl XLVI party for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their family members.

The Super Bowl is an American holiday synonymous with wings, nachos and game-day snacks, as well as beer and other alcoholic beverages. The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center provides an alternative Super Bowl experience for recovering alcoholics and their families. For many attending, this may be their first sober Super Bowl party, marking an important milestone in their recovery journey.  The event offers the festivity and camaraderie associated with the Super Bowl Party tradition, as well as the support and understanding of fellow peers in recovery, friends and loved ones.

The Super Bowl game will be projected on a 10 ft screen with a state-of-the-art sound system run by a technician of ESPN.  A variety of classic super bowl snacks and non-alcoholic cold drinks will be served throughout the game.

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Super Bowl Party is free and open to Harbor Light clients and their families.

Interview opportunities with recovery clients or Captain Nancy Power, Harbor Light Administrator are available.

 WHEN:           Sunday, February 5, 2012

                        Festivities begin at 5 p.m.

                        Super Bowl XLVI starts at 5:30 p.m.                                               

WHERE:         The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center

1515 West Monroe Street

Chicago, IL60607

WHO:              Captains Merrill & Nancy Powers, Harbor Light Corps Officers

Harbor Light clients & families

BACKGROUND: 

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 

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Salvation Army Harbor Light Adult Rehabilitation Center Hosts Super Bowl Party

  

WHAT:  The Salvation Army Harbor Light Adult Rehabilitation Center will hold its 6th annual Super Bowl XLVI party for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their family members.

The Super Bowl is an American holiday synonymous with wings, nachos and game-day snacks, as well as beer and other alcoholic beverages. The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center provides an alternative Super Bowl experience for recovering alcoholics and their families. For many attending, this may be their first sober Super Bowl party, marking an important milestone in their recovery journey.  The event offers the festivity and camaraderie associated with the Super Bowl Party tradition, as well as the support and understanding of fellow peers in recovery, friends and loved ones.

The Super Bowl game will be projected on a 10 ft screen with a state-of-the-art sound system run by a technician of ESPN.  A variety of classic super bowl snacks and non-alcoholic cold drinks will be served throughout the game.

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Super Bowl Party is free and open to Harbor Light clients and their families.

Interview opportunities with recovery clients or Captain Nancy Power, Harbor Light Administrator are available.

 

WHEN:          

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Festivities begin at 5 p.m.

Super Bowl XLVI starts at 5:30 p.m.                                  

WHERE:        

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center

1515 West Monroe Street

Chicago,IL60607

WHO:             

Captains Merrill & Nancy Powers, Harbor Light Corps Officers

Harbor Light clients & families

BACKGROUND: 

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in theUnited States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 

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Olympic Silver Medalist Speed Skater Brian Hansen to Ring the Bell for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST SPEED SKATER BRIAN HANSEN
TO RING THE BELL FOR THE SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN

Chicagoland Native Helps The Salvation Army to Do the Most Good

WHAT: Olympic Silver Medalist Speed Skater Brian Hansen will participate as a Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringer on Friday, December 23, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. A Chicagoland native, Brian grew up in Glenview, Illinois, before going on to win a silver medal in Team Pursuit at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Brian, who was the youngest member of 2010 U.S. Long Track Olympic Team, most recently placed third in the U.S. Speedskating Championships on Saturday, December 17. Brian is currently a sophomore at Marquette University and is training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The funds raised during the Christmas season represent nearly 70 percent of all the donations that make it possible for The Salvation Army to provide critical programs and services, such as nutritious meals for homeless people and seniors, emergency housing for families and individuals in crisis, disaster relief services and youth programming. The Army’s 2011 Red Kettle Campaign goal is $13 million.

WHO: Brian Hansen
Olympic Silver Medalist Speed Skater

WHEN: Friday, December 23
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Celebrity Corner
State and Washington Streets (right outside of Macy’s)

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BACKGROUND:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.