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The Salvation Army - Granite City, IL

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Looking for enthusiastic, inspirational, community minded individuals with diverse professional backgrounds, knowledge, experience, talents, perspective and networking skills. Individuals who are attentive stewards, a source of inspiration and are willing fundraisers.

The advisory council is consists of these selected community leaders, who are charged with the responsibility of advising and assisting the local Salvation Army in planning and supporting the daily activities that meet the needs in the surrounding communities of Collinsville, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, and Granite City.

The men and women on the advisory council serve as committee chairs for finance, program, community relations, fundraising/development, properties, emergency disaster and social services which meet once a month.

COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRIES

Community Services

EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES (EDS)

There are many reasons why people in need seek the shield of The Salvation Army. They know that in a crisis our trained volunteers will be there able to provide the necessary assistance and comfort to make it through any emergency or disaster.

Whether that disaster should happen to you or your neighbor and it is natural or caused by man, Salvation Army volunteers have been ready to answer an emergency. Since 1900, volunteers have responded to local, national and international disasters such as fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and acts of terrorism.

When you become an EDS volunteer, you will receive introductory training to emergency disaster services. Afterwards, based upon your areas of interest and ability there are intermediate and advanced level courses available.

EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES (ESS)

The Salvation Army Emergency Social Services Program bridges a gap for families and individuals by meeting their emergency and basic needs while they are working through their temporary financial crisis.

After assessing clients’ needs, Salvation Army caseworkers provide and assistance package to help clients during temporary setbacks. Part of that package may include referrals to other agencies, which have forged partnerships with The Salvation Army.

Services, based upon available funding, include assistance with mortgage/rent payments, utilities, clothing, groceries/meals, disaster recovery, funeral expenses, furniture, prescriptions and spiritual counseling.

OFFICE / ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

The Salvation Army corps community center is an amazingly busy throughout the year – especially around the holidays and times of local disaster. Volunteers are needed to help our front desk staff answer phones, greet clients and assist in light clerical duties. Outgoing personality and the ability to handle customers needed. You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer. Training is provided.

TREE OF LIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Tree of Lights is “the major” annual fundraising and public awareness program for The Salvation Army. The campaign kicks-off on November 1st and concludes on December 31st. In addition to this annual appeal for financial support from our communities in the Missouri and Illinois St. Louis Region, individuals, organizations and corporations volunteer by participating in local community events. These programs and activities include: Christmas Tree lightings; Red Kettle bell ringing; Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners; toy distribution to under-privileged children; and can food collection drives.
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