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The Salvation Army is dedicated to Doing the Most Good in your community.

Who We Are

At The Salvation Army, we are dedicated to Doing the Most Good. We are made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, staff, volunteers, donors, and partners working together to holistically meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. We do this through programs designed to combat homelessness and hunger, provide safe spaces for kids after school and on the weekends, achieve and maintain sobriety, and give hope to the hopeless. The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division provides these services to people in need throughout greater Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, and Northwest Indiana. The Salvation Army in DeKalb is a part of the Metropolitan Division, and provides a variety of services to people in need in our community. 

The Salvation Army is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law.

Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Our local Annual Report shows how we've been good stewards of the resources given to us by members of the public.

To learn more about The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division, visit and view our Divisional Annual Report.

To learn more history about The Salvation Army International, visit

The Salvation Army DeKalb Corps Community Center
830 Grove Street
DeKalb, IL 60115-0442
Phone: (815) 756-4308 | Fax: (815) 756-7090
Food Pantry Hours
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 12 pm, Thursday 5 pm - 6:45 pm

Social Service Offices
Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm

General Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm

The Salvation Army is led by officers – ordained ministers – who supervise the many programs and services provided in your area. They also serve as administrators, counselors and youth leaders.

DeKalb Corps Community Center Leadership

Lieutenant Joe Alvarez
Corps Officer/Administrator

Lieutenant April Alvarez
Corps Officer/Administrator


Gary Billings
Food Pantry Coordinator

Walt Staats
Assistant Food Pantry Coordinator

Elyse Troscinski
Administrative Assistant



Media Inquiries:

Katie Heinz Pfingsten
Divisional Public Relations Manager
Office: 773-205-3531  |  Mobile: 872-223-7951

Camerin Mattson
Divisional Communications Manager

Office: 773-205-3256 | Mobile: 630-707-9757

Jeff Robey
Divisional Director of Strategy & Outcomes

Office: 773-205-3254 | Mobile: 773-885-3433

Ways to Give

Discover ways to support The Salvation Army on our Ways to Give page.

Donate Goods

To schedule a free donation pick up please call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825). To learn more about our Thrift Stores and donation centers visit

Mobile Text Alerts:

To receive mobile alerts from The Salvation Army DeKalb choose from the options below. Once you have received your invitation, reply Y to activate.

Events & Fundraising Opportunities
Text DEKALB to 51555.


Volunteer Opportunities
Text VOLUNTEER to 51555.


Job Alerts
Text SAJOBS to 51555.


Local Disasters Alerts
Text DISASTERS to 51555.


Sunday Inspiration
Text BLESSED to 51555.


Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 51555 to stop. Text HELP to 51555 for help.


If you are interested in a career within The Salvation Army, visit our Careers website to view current job opportunities.


To find ways to volunteer and support your community, view our regional volunteer locations, or contact our Volunteer Resources Office.

For assistance, please call 815-756-4308.

If additional assistance is needed, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division's Social Services Department can be reached Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm through their online contact form. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community.