On Call: The Emergency Disaster Services Response to Flooding In the Community: An Army of Readers No Need for Translation Celebrate Good Friday with The Salvation Army Little Pine Island Camp and Retreat Center

On Call: The Emergency Disaster Services Response to Flooding

On Saturday, April 12, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services received notification to provide relief efforts and support to those residents and first responders in the Newago and Osceola Counties during recent severe storms and flooding. The White River and Muskegon River have experienced major flooding due to the large amounts of rain and severe […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Utility Assistance Makes a Difference

 Did you know that hundreds of Michigan residents have their utilities shut off every month because they struggle to make their payments? In 2011, a Utility Assistance Status Report identified 50% of clients falling in the lowest bracket of the 2011 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines! To help make a difference, The Salvation Army serves to […]

Treasured Advisory Board Life Member Passes Away

Dr. Ella Mary Sims 1923-2013
Life Member / The Salvation Army Grand Rapids Advisory Board

Beholders of her commitment, witnesses to her passion and partners of her vision.

Help Us Meet Our Goal

Thank you to everyone so far who has so generously donated to The Salvation Army this holiday season.  Your donations to the red kettles and the overall Red Kettle Campaign have brought us within $184,000 of our campaign goal of $1,700,000. We need your help to fill in the rest so that we can continue […]

Thank You 2012 Supporters!

To the food pantry coordinators, housing assessment administrators, school programs tutors, Christmastime toy givers and bell ringers, emergency disaster teams, and all of our volunteers and donors… The year 2012 has come and gone with opportunities to serve our neighbors in need. Because of your incredible support, from donated time, money, goods and services – […]