The Salvation Army - Alton, IL


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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 communities surrounding of Northern Madison County.

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.

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Advisory Council Members 1

Corps Ministry

  • 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.
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Praise Team Leader 118 10/3/2021 12/31/2023
Welcome Sergeant 118 10/3/2021 12/31/2023

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. Afterward, based upon your areas of interest and ability there are intermediate and advanced level courses available.

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Emergency Disaster Services 1

Emergency Social Services (ESS)

The Salvation Army Emergency Social Services (ESS) 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.

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Food Pantry Volunteer 236 9/28/2021 12/28/2023

Seasonal Assistance

The Salvation Army provides Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance to less fortunate families.

The volunteer opportunities avaliable for Seasonal Assistance include helping families fill out assistance applications, filling angel tree gift bags and visiting with clients as they come to pick up their gifts.

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Application Helper 64 10/4/2021 10/28/2021
Kettle Counter 32 11/19/2021 12/25/2021
Toy Shop Volunteer 32 11/1/2021 12/23/2021

Volunteer Opportunities

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Driver - Community Food Donations 2417 9/27/2021 12/31/2030
Maintenance 236 9/28/2021 12/28/2023

Youth Programming

Through The Salvation Army Character Building programs, young people will develop their individuality and potential through gaining a sense of personal identity and character through interaction with other young people and leaders. In every Character Building program offered by The Salvation Army, young people will learn the importance of Christian values and biblical truths. All volunteers must submit and pass background checks.

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Adventure Corps: Explorers Helper 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Adventure Corps: Explorers Leader 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Adventure Corps: Rangers Helper 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Adventure Corps: Rangers Leader 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Driver 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Girl Guard Helper 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Girl Guard Leader 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Moonbeam Helper 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Moonbeams Leader 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Sunbeam Helper 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021
Sunbeams Leader 13 9/29/2021 12/22/2021

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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.