In the Community: An Army of Readers

Reading is a fun and beneficial part of growing up as a child. The Salvation Army Action Group and our generous event partner Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation celebrates the third annual Army of Readers event to promote reading in Grand Rapids area schools. Volunteers from around the community will visit over 50 Grand […]

No Need for Translation

Music is something that, no matter the native tongue, speaks to and is understood by its listeners.  On April 13, The Salvation Army’s Norwegian Territorial Brass Band took the stage in the Performing Arts Center at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.   The concert, which lasted nearly two hours, contained eight different and […]

Celebrate Good Friday with The Salvation Army

The day is coming to observe the passion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross, and you can commemorate this day with The Salvation Army. You are cordially invited to join us in attending a Good Friday service on April 18th at 7:00 p.m. This service will be held at the Fulton Heights Citadel […]

Emergency Disaster Services Introductory Training Offered

  Disaster preparedness is important for your home, neighborhood school, work place and your community. A disaster can strike at any moment and without warning. Knowing how best to respond and how you could serve when your community is faced with a tremendous disaster could make all the difference to you, your family and community. […]

You Gave Till It Helped

Due to your overwhelming generosity, The Salvation Army was able to once again serve a record number of men, women and children with vital human services this Christmas season that would have otherwise gone without. Families were able to put food on their tables, underserved children received toys and senior citizens were able to avert […]

It’s Not Too Late!

It’s Not Too Late! There’s still time to make your life-changing year-end tax deductible gift. Won’t you please consider making an end-of-year donation to feed a hungry child, clothe a broken soul, bring pre-natal care and compassion to an expectant mother or secure shelter for a struggling family? Please visit us on-line no later than […]

Let Christmas Magic Double Your Donation – Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  On Christmas Eve our faithful Grand Rapids Advisory Board is matching up to $50,000 received in donations. They’re encouraging the people of Kent County to “Give Till it Helps” by placing their donation into a red kettle, donating on line or by sending a check to The Salvation Army noting the 12/24 match. As […]

Kettle Creation Contest

Congratulations to Mrs. Moe’s class from Buchanan Elementary for winning the 2013 Kettle Creation Contest! As the winning class, they have won a pool party at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. The Kettle Creation Contest was a partnership between The Salvation Army, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and 5th grade […]

Thank you Bimbo Bakeries for a Job Well Done!

    On Friday, November 8th and Monday, November 18th, Bimbo sent out eight of their staff in the crisp fall air to assemble and install this wonderful new playground feature. Their staff worked diligently – drilling, assembling bolt sets and hauling 80# bags of powdered concrete. Esprit de Corps was great and there were […]

About Those Shiny Red Kettles…

Ring-ding-a-ling, ring-ding-a –ling…there’s that ubiquitous sound filling the air as we scurry our way through town or run our errands. It’s the Christmas season and our lives are frenetic. Yet, everywhere we go, there’s that brass bell ringing…ring-ding-a-ling, ring-ding-a-ling – a sound which we associate with the Christmas season. However, that hasn’t always been the […]