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 […]

Food Pantry Commodities Delivery

Food Pantry – Commodities Delivery Volunteer Department:               Basic Needs Program – Emergency Services Position:                     Food Pantry Commodities Delivery Volunteers (4 volunteers needed) Supervisor:                 Emergency Services Coordinator Objective:                  To provide assistance in unloading and organizing product for the Food Pantry   Specific Tasks: Unload and stock food products onto shelves Unload and stock food product into […]

Little Pine Island Camp and Retreat Center

Little Pine Island Camp is only seven miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan—but worlds away from the typical experiences of the children we serve. Started in 1929, The Salvation Army engages over 800 kids each year with 7 weekly overnight camping sessions. Of our camper population, over 75% live below the poverty line and if […]

On Call: Emergency Disaster Services

On the morning of March 13, a vapor cloud described as a potential chemical threat emerged from the Haviland Enterprises Plant in Grand Rapids. The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster (EDS) team was called for assistance and support after several hours of environmental testing and evaluation by HASMAT crew members and local fire and police officials. […]

Army of Readers

The Salvation Army Action Group & The Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation presents Army of Readers Volunteer to Read with The Salvation Army Friday, April 25, 2014 Shift 1: 8:00am to 11:15am (read to 2 classrooms) Shift 2: 12:00pm to 2:45pm (read to 2 classrooms) All Day: 8:00am to 2:45pm (read to 4 classrooms) […]

Music is in the Air this Spring

Free Concert There will be no need for translation when The Salvation Army’s Norwegian Territorial Brass Band takes the stage on Sunday, April 13 beginning at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be held at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 2500 Division Avenue South in Grand Rapids. The event is free […]

Prenatal and Family Health Clinic

The Salvation Army’s Prenatal Clinic provides women and children with traditional medical care and OB/GYN services. The Clinic also offers patients a choice of either traditional prenatal care or alternative prenatal care through a “Circle of Care”. Circle of Care is a group prenatal program where women at 16-20 weeks join other women to explore […]

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 […]

Greetings from the Philippines from Major Mike McKee

Things here are in the process of moving from the emergency phase of the response (large distributions of food, water, etc.) to the beginnings of the recovery phase where homes are repaired or rebuilt, normal government functions are restored (schools, health care / clinics, etc.) And so on.  We have been getting heavy rain for […]