2nd Annual Red Run 5K to Raise Funds to End Child Sex Trafficking in McHenry County and Beyond

 

Red Run

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Contact: Kristen Guerrieri, 847-354-3864, kristen@theredrun.org

 

2ND ANNUAL RED RUN 5K RUN/WALK TO RAISE FUNDS

TO END CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING IN MCHENRY COUNTY AND BEYOND

 

ALGONQUIN—Local moms Cortina Nystad and Kristen Guerrieri know people might look twice as they race through downtown Algonquin in scarlet dresses and worn running shoes. In fact, they hope you will notice their unorthodox running gear: they’re running to save the lives of little girls at risk of sex trafficking.

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The Salvation Army and Banfield Charitable Trust Partner to Help Homebound Seniors Feed Their Pets

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Banfield Charitable Trust has awarded The Salvation Army Golden Diners Senior Nutrition Program a $ 2,500 grant to expand a program that distributes pet food to home bound seniors.

Salvation Army Golden Diners volunteers will begin the partnership by delivering pet food to 111 seniors and their 187 pets next week, July 29 – August 2.  The pet food distribution will take place quarterly after that.

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The Salvation Army Launches New Program that Taps Volunteer Base to Provide Care for Growing Population of Seniors

Volunteers to Rally around Chicago Seniors at Day-Long Service Event on South Side

 

CHICAGO (June 19, 2013) –  As Chicago’s baby boomer generation ages, the number of seniors between 65 and 84 years of age is expected to double by 2040.  The number of seniors over 85 is projected to triple.  Already, a senior citizen’s ability to remain in his or her home and community as they age is challenging many social service organizations which are struggling to find ways to meet the increased demand an aging population places on their services and resources.

The Salvation Army is creating an innovative solution to this problem by launching a new program called Two Are Better Than One, a community-based solution to recruit and train volunteers from area churches and organizations to provide in-home help and assistance for people who are either caring for aging parents (60 or older) or seniors raising their grandchildren.  Direct services will include transportation, light chores and housekeeping, repairs and friendly visits, as well as resources, education and support for family caregivers, including in-home respite. The Salvation Army is currently recruiting 100 dedicated volunteers for this program and will to be fully operational by September of 2013, serving an expected 300 caregivers and seniors.

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The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Celebrates First Anniversary June 14 and 15 with Gospel Concert and Open House

Kroc Center Reaches Milestone of More than 8,000 Members and

Average Daily Attendance of 1,500 People

 

CHICAGO – The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on the South Side of Chicago will mark its First Anniversary this weekend with a weekend full of activities.

The Kroc Center is already making a difference to residents of the surrounding communities, 8,000 of whom have joined the Kroc Center and more than 1,500 of whom visit the Kroc Center on an average weekend day to take advantage of the vast array of programs, services and state-of-the-art facilities available at the one-of-a-kind community center.

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The Salvation Army Opens On-Site Child Care Center at City's Only School for Pregnant Woman and Young Mothers

CHICAGO (May 9, 2013) — The Salvation Army is opening a child care center on-site at the Simpson Academy for Young Women.  Simpson Academy is the only public school in Chicago, as well as the state of Illinois, for pregnant women and young mothers.

To mark the opening of the Center, a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held today and attended by Lt. Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army; Vanessa Rich, Deputy Commissioner of the City Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS); Chicago Public School officials and Alderman Bob Fioretti, 2nd Ward.

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