The Salvation Army - Ottawa

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Building Management

Let’s face it, buildings need organized, cleaned, and maintained. For some, this can seem like a real chore. For others, it’s right up their alley! If you have a passion for greeting guests in person and over the phone, processing and organizing data, cleaning, or keeping our facility looking great and safe while we serve those in need, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Spiritual Gifts Suggested:  Helps, Hospitality, Service, Administration

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Through the continued support of the community at Christmas, we are able to come alongside families, individuals, and seniors during the holidays when it can be extra difficult. This is often the time they are reminded that they can't afford gifts, a new coat for their kids, or a special meal for Christmas Day. Remembering a loved one that has died can also bring a feeling of hopelessness during the holidays. The Salvation Army is giving people the opportunity to step up and make a difference in the lives of others who are in need.

Spiritual Gifts Suggested: Helps, Service, Gifts

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Community Support

Perhaps what The Salvation Army is best known for is our care and outreach to those who are in need. Throughout the United States, we help over 30,000,000 people each year, and you can be a part of that. We’re always looking for presenters in our Life Together workshops, Pathway of Hope mentors, or packing emergency food boxes once a month. But those aren’t the only opportunities you can do to have an impact on supporting your community. Our community support needs vary seasonally so there is always something to be a part of.

Spiritual Gifts Suggested:  Hospitality, Mercy, Service, Helps, Teaching

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Life Together Workshop Teacher 1
Pathway of Hope Mentor 1

Emergency Disaster Services

Join our team of trained volunteers that respond to local disasters, fires and events in our community.  Our team serves LaSalle, Bureau, Grundy, and Putnam counties for disasters. Be the first on the front lines to lend hydration, food, and physical/emotional/spiritual support to families who have experienced a disaster and our local fire and police departments.

Spiritual Gifts Suggested: Service, Helps, Hospitality, Evangelism

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There are exciting ways you can get involved in the ministry of The Salvation Army. We are putting church planting back in our DNA with the Connection Project. You can be part of planting faith communities throughout the Starved Rock Region, and be part of making more people more like Jesus.

Spiritual Gifts Suggested:  Exhortation, Evangelism, Apostleship, Hospitality, Shepherding

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Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement,  is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name

without discrimination.