April 19, 2013 by ghoag · Comments Off
The Salvation Army is celebrating their 125 year anniversary in Vigo County in 2013 and you are invited to help us! We are looking for 125 people/businesses to donate $125 each to help our ministry as we serve those with basic human needs.
During 2012, The Salvation Army has provided the following services in the WabashValley:
- Distributed groceries to 4,837 people
- Provided 4,107 people with personal hygiene and household items which cannot be purchased with food stamps
- Gave 9,930 referrals or information to clients in order to steer them towards additional resources in the community designed to assist in meeting basic human needs
- Helped 169 families with rent to prevent homelessness or utility assistance in order to keep their utility service connected
- Assisted 559 children with basic school supplies
Donations can be mailed to the main office or made online. Your response by May 3 would be greatly appreciated so that we can conclude our efforts by the beginning of National Salvation Army Week which is May 13. This will allow us the time we need to include your name in our advertisement in the Tribune Star as a contributor to our celebration of 125 years serving Vigo County. A commemorative plaque will also be presented for display at The Army’s headquarters at 234 S. 8th St.
Should you have any questions regarding our programs, please do not hesitate to contact Captain Gordon Hoag by email at email@example.com or at 812-232-4081, ext 12.
November 14, 2012 by ghoag · Comments Off
The 2012 Red Kettle Campaign kicked off on Wednesday, November 14 with a ceremony at Center Court in Honey Creek Mall with Campaign Chair Honnalora Hubbard, Director of Terre Haute Ministries.
For more than 124 years, The Salvation Army in Terre Haute has been working to “Do The Most Good” that we possibly can for the needy in the Wabash Valley at Christmas time and all year round.
This Christmas season, The Salvation Army will once again help those in need by providing assistance to more than 1600 families to help them make this the happiest time of the year.
Your help is greatly needed:
- Volunteers are needed to help ring in the Christmas season at 19 kettle locations. If you’ve never rung a bell before, give it a try! Volunteering for just 4 hours will help us feed 4 families of 4 for 4 days.
- Help recruit volunteer groups for bell ringing. It’s a great project for civic clubs, service organizations, church groups, scout troops, fraternities and sororities or individuals and families.
- Drop your spare change and your dollars in the Red Kettle when you pass by. It’s amazing how quickly those contributions will add up.
Red Kettles are located at the following local businesses: Baesler’s Market, Big Lots, Hobby Lobby, JC Penney, K-Mart, Kroger, Macy’s, Open Door Christian Book Store, Rural King, Sam’s Club, Sears, WalMart and Walgreens.
The Salvation Army hopes to raise its goal of $180,000 during the Red Kettle Campaign. If each person in Terre Haute gave $3.00 we would be able to reach our goal. That breaks down to just 50 cents a week for the next six weeks.
October 31, 2012 by ghoag · Comments Off
THE SALVATION ARMY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SEASONAL ASSISTANCE
As the holiday season approaches, The Salvation Army is accepting applications for Christmas assistance to assist low income individuals and families.
Applications are being taken October 29 – November 1 from 10 am until 2 pm, with extended hours on October 31 from 4:00 pm until 6 pm. Applications will also be taken November 5 – November 8 from 10 am until 2 pm, with extended hours on November 7 from 4:00 pm until 6 pm.
“We expect to assist more than 5,000 men, women and children between now and the first of the year,” said Captain Gordon Hoag. “And they’ll have a variety of needs, but our main focus right now is Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance. We want to be prepared to provide food forHolidaymeals, Christmas presents for children and food baskets for the elderly and shut-ins.”
The Salvation Army of Terre Haute is inviting members of the community to share their gifts of kindness, compassion and generosity by making a contribution in support of these efforts. To make a donation call 812-232-4081, stop by the office at 234 S 8th St or go online to saterrehaute.org.
July 17, 2012 by ghoag · Comments Off
The new school year is only a few weeks away and once again The Salvation Army in Terre Haute will be helping to make sure that kids from struggling families have what they need to do their best in their classes.
During the coming weeks, The Salvation Army will be collecting and distributing school supplies for children in our community whose families struggle with the additional expense this time of year. Captain Hoag, local administrator states, “The average cost of sending one child back to school can be a couple hundred dollars with all the recommended supplies and necessary clothing. For many residents of Vigo County who are struggling to make ends meet, preparing for the first days of school puts an even greater burden on them.”
The Salvation Army expects to provide more than 450 boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade with supplies and other basic necessities the week before the school year begins, and invites your support. Donations of crayons, pens, scissors, handwriting tablets, glue sticks, pocket folders, loose leaf paper and backpacks are greatly needed. Financial contributions also give the flexibility to buy in bulk at reduced prices. School supplies or financial donations can be taken to the office at 234 S 8th St. Please call 232-4081 for more information.
July 16, 2012 by ghoag · Comments Off
The following items are regularly needed in our food pantry. Peanut butter and jelly, canned meats (tuna, spam, beef stew), hamburger and tuna helper, noodles, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes and cereal. We assist over 150 families every month with groceries. Any assistance to keep our pantry stocked is very much appreciated! Please call 232-4081 if you have any questions.
June 28, 2012 by ghoag · Comments Off
With record heat temperatures and the dangerous heat index, The Salvation Army of Terre Haute has opened a cooling center. Anyone who needs relief from the heat may come to the cooling center. It will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. whenever the temperature reaches 100 or above. For more information please call 812-232-4081.
Local Salvation Army to honor members of the Armed Forces
The Salvation Army will be celebrating National Salvation Army Week May 13-19 by remembering and honoring those who are serving in the military overseas.
“It’ll be our pleasure to provide some support to our heroes by sending a little love from home. We are asking people to contact our office with the name of a family member or loved one who is serving overseas and we will send them a care package,” says Captain Gordon Hoag, local Administrator. “It’s very difficult for those serving our country to be away from family and friends. We’d like to take this opportunity to let them know we’re thinking of them and that we’re proud of what they’re doing.”
Anyone can call The Salvation Army office to submit a name. The phone number is 812-232-4081. Names will be taken through the end of May and care packages will be delivered around the fourth of July.
Donations are also being accepted for those who would like to help with providing items to send. Items of particular interest are deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, puzzle books and white socks. Any financial contributions will help cover the cost of purchasing supplies and shipping expenses. Monetary donations can also be made securely online.
God bless all of our brave servicemen and women.
The Salvation Army in Terre Haute is currently looking for tenderhearted, compassionate people to fill the following positions:
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER (ADULTS AND CHILDREN)
JUNIOR CHURCH LEADER
PRAISE BAND MEMBERS (INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL)
All you need is a heart for God’s people and a willing spirit to serve. Positions are short term. You can take a leave of absence from your church for a month or two and then return.
Please call 812-232-4081 for more information or to set up an interview. God bless you.
Here’s an easy way to help The Salvation Army! We will be collecting Pepsi caps from March 1-May 15, 2012. Pepsi will give us 5 cents for every cap collected. A collection barrel will be at Sav-A-Lot Grocery Store (Plaza North) or you can drop them off at our main office at 234 S 8th St. If you have any questions please call 812-232-4081 for information. Thank you for your continued support!
More than $350,000 raised in three days to help survivors!
Indianapolis, Indiana (March 6, 2012)- With relief efforts in Southern Indiana entering their fifth day, The Salvation Army and its media partners have come together to support the survivors of last Fridays deadly tornadoes.
Today, WIBC and RTV6 are running a drive-thru donation site on Monument Circle. As of 1PM, more than $27,000 has been raised in front of the Emmis Building.
Yesterday, Fox59 hosted “Day of Dedication” and raised over $236,000. On Sunday, WISH-TV8 collected over $100,000 for The Salvation Army’s work in Southern Indiana. 100% of money raised during a disaster goes to the relief work with the survivors.
Relief Efforts: Salvation Army Relief efforts continued today in New Pekin, Henryville and Marysville. Three mobile kitchens continue to serve over 900 meals a day. Feeding operations will continue for at least the next several weeks. The next phase of The Salvation Army’s response, which includes, clean-up and emergency financial assistance for families, could begin within the week. The Salvation is also providing social service assistance to storm survivors in Ripley County.
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve survivors is to make a monetary donation. You can make a donation online at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/indiana/stormrelief, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or make a $10.00 donation by texting* “HOOSIER” to 80888, to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”
Donors can also mail a check to: The Salvation Army Indiana Division, 3100 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN, 46208.
Due to emergency conditions, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that gifts of household goods or clothing donated now will be sent to disaster areas. In times of disaster, we fulfill household needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. Please, continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army—you help your community today and may help with disaster relief needs tomorrow. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.
*A one-time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging and data rates may apply. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army by mobilecause.com. Reply STOP to stop. Reply HELP to 80888 for help. For terms, see www.igfn.org/t.