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 18 9/17/2019 5/18/2021

Church Activities

  • 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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Welcome Sergeant 6 8/25/2019 9/29/2019

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 46 8/27/2019 7/7/2020

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 48 10/1/2019 11/1/2019
Toy Shop Volunteer 36 11/1/2019 12/20/2019

Volunteer Opportunities

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Driver - Community Food Donations 174 8/26/2019 8/2/2021
Maintenance 288 8/26/2019 9/30/2020

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 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Adventure Corps: Explorers Leader 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Adventure Corps: Rangers Helper 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Adventure Corps: Rangers Leader 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Driver 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Girl Guard Helper 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Girl Guard Leader 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Moonbeam Helper 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Moonbeams Leader 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Sunbeam Helper 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019
Sunbeams Leader 11 8/28/2019 11/6/2019

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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.