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A New Year – A New Start

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The Salvation Army is not only a human services social service agency, but a church based in the Wesleyan, Methodist movement. The Salvation Army operates in 124 countries around the world… and in your local neighborhood!

Our location at 1 N. Ogden Ave meets every Sunday, Sunday School is at 10.15am and the morning holiness meeting is at 11.15am. We want to care for the whole person – body, mind and soul. We do this by not only providing human services during our social service hours (Tues & Thurs 11-1pm) but by caring for every person’s soul and spirit.

Pastoral counseling, prayer or simply an ear to listen is available Mon-Fri during office hours. Of course this is in addition to Sundays where a pastoral team of people are ready to help however they can. Call us for more information on 312.492.6803.

Online Red Kettle – There is Still Time

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Christmas is just around the corner and another year is coming to an end. We have accomplished so much this year.  We have touched the lives of hundreds or thousands of people – feeding families who are hungry, serving people affected by tornados or natural disasters, and helping families stay in their homes to name a few. We are able to do this because of your help.

In fact, seventy percent of the money received during the Red Kettle Campaign supports your neighbors – and all of that stays in the community in which it was received, like ours. The Salvation Army is ranked as one of the most efficient non-profit organizations in the world; approximately 87 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs and services.  It is your donations that allow us to Do the Most Good in your neighborhood.

So, we ask you – this Christmas to partner with us and Do the Most Good together. Help us make the most change in your communities. Register to volunteer or donate to this Salvation Army community by clicking here.

Thank you for your generosity and transforming the lives of those in your community.

Merry Christmas!

Andy Avalos rocks the Red Kettle

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Every day this week (12/2-12/6) from 10-12pm NBC5 Weather Anchor Andy Avalos has been on the famous Celebrity Corner on State and Washington outside the Macy’s Department Store ringing for The Salvation Army. While a humble man himself, Andy is continually asked to take pictures by and with his legion of fans while at the kettle.

My wife and I had a chance to take him from his site to the NBC studio at the end of his shift today, and after my wife Rachel asked about when we might next see snow (she just couldn’t help herself) we were treated to our very own weather forecast spoken perfectly for the coming few days. It just goes to show that while the auto cues are there, the professionals really do know their stuff.

Thank you Andy for your support for The Salvation Army and the many services we provide in the Chicago area!

 

 

Community Thanksgiving Meal 2013

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