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 […]

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 […]

Perfect Gifts for the Holidays

Our Women’s Auxiliary is working hard at helping to make your holiday gift planning as easy as ever. They are offering for sale a wonderful array of roasted nuts and candies, prepared by our own local roaster, Ferris Coffee. Whether it’s Colossal Cashews, Dark Chocolate Seafoam, Mammoth Halved Pecans or Fancy Mixed Nuts in a […]

Thank you Little Pine Island Camp Clean-Up Volunteers

The Salvation Army Action Group of young professionals hosted a camp clean-up event on October 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Over 40 volunteers from area churches, colleges, companies and high schools rolled up their sleeves to get camp ready for winter. In just three hours, volunteers were able to clear brush out of […]

We Will Never Forget

  The Salvation Army is proud to partner with the Boy Scouts and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in remembering those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11 in New York City. The Scout Salute begins at 7:00 a.m. and additional events and tributes will occur throughout the day. Major […]

10,000 Scoop Challenge a Huge Success!

Under mostly sunny skies and a temperature in the mid-seventies, volunteers, board members and media celebrities handed-out 10,832 scoops of Denali Flavors Moose Tracks ice cream, courtesy of Dean’s Country Fresh. For each of the first 10,000 scoops eaten, Denali donated $1.00 to The Salvation Army of Grand Rapids to support vital programs and services […]