The Salvation Army
MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department will host a session on human trafficking from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium at Munster High School.
Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses, Gary and Merrillville, teamed up in the spirit of the holiday season to hold a holiday food drive and provide gifts to children in need. Perishable food items were donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
HAMMOND | On the eve of Christmas Day, organizers of the Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund estimated thousands of Northwest Indiana residents will have a Christmas dinner with food vouchers it funds.
Donations to red kettles in Lake County are down by 30 percent so far compared with this time last year, while the need for food and assistance are greater than ever, The Salvation Army reports.
“Doing The Most Good” is The Salvation Army’s national brand strategy and distinct identifiable message, according to its website. Moreover, it is a promise the organization makes to its contributors, clients, associates, officers and employees.
As a Salvation Army employee, Betsy Clark knows that beginning a simple conversation with a stranger can often reveal much about their needs.
SOUTH HAVEN | The Salvation Army Porter County Corps Community Center invites the public, local businesses and families to sell new or used items at the Salvation Army property along U.S. 6 in South Haven during the Fall Harvest Flea Market Bazaar.
HIGHLAND | Eight children gathered among the red carts and giant pencil cut-outs at the Target retail store in Highland, excited to join a bustle of shopping for school supplies.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Aging and Community Services is teaming with The Salvation Army to host a personal care items drive for Porter County residents.
MUNSTER | The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas campaign is nearing its end, with $1,050,564 raised toward the goal of $1,140, 000. This represents a shortage of $89,436 or 7.8 percent.
The Salvation Army has limited Energy Assistance funds from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program available to Lake County residents. EFSP funds can be used to pay one month’s utility bill, if the applicant qualifies for assistance.
While charitable giving increases towards the end of the year as important community needs are showcased, such needs continue all year long.
GARY | Thousands of Christmas presents, including a fleet of colorful bicycles, filled the gymnasium floor at The Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville headquarters Friday during the second day of Angel Tree distribution.
For 21 years, local business, labor and community leaders have joined together to provide Christmas toys for needy children, this year raising about $40,000.
MUNSTER | While most people associate the Christmas season with happy gatherings of family and friends, there are many whose holiday spirits are crushed by the harsh realities of simply not making ends meet. This holiday season, The Salvation Army in Lake County will bring hope to thousands …
"Doing the most good" is the slogan of The Salvation Army, a goal the Army strives to achieve every day.
MUNSTER | The Salvation Army Hammond/Munster Corps will accept applications for the Christmas Assistance program from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Nov. 7.
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