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A BEACON OF HOPE

“Don’t forget that maybe you are the lighthouse in someone’s storm.” Anonymous

HERE TO SHINE BRIGHT GUIDE ME THROUGH

Who we Are

The Salvation Army of Fond du Lac has seen Fond du Lac County through its toughest times. For 131 years we’ve rolled up our sleeves, and kept our doors open while others closed,  through ...disasters,  crises,  floods,  tornados. And now, a pandemic.

This year,  27,038 of some of the most courageous people we know came through our doors,  lost somewhere between where they've been and where they need to be, drowning in circumstances no one could have predicted.

Struggle is opportunity in work clothes. We received more financial requests in the first part of 2021 alone than in all of 2020. Supplies fly from our shelves as fast as they arrive. Our staff is working to serve twice as many needs with half the personnel.

To move families away from the need to depend on us, or any other agency will take more. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to develop every individual's capacity for successful living and get our community back on track.

Recovery looks different for each family. So does the timeline.

A person’s circumstances are not a measure of a their worth. Sometimes, good things have to fall apart in order for better things to fall together. From where we serve, we see hope. Over the horizon, there are better days. We'll get there, together. It is when times are at their worst, that this community shines the brightest. 

Will you partner with us to deliver the resources that move people past the pandemic and tough times, back into stable employment, independent of need? Will you help us keep hope marching on?

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BLESSINGS FROM LOCAL LEADERSHIP

Majors Johnathan and Kim Welch

Majors Jon and Kim Welch arrived at The Salvation Army Fond du Lac Corps and began their new assignment as our corps officers and pastors on June 27, 2018. For more than 30 years, the two have served The Salvation Army; prior to their arrival in Fond du Lac, the Welchs served the Salvation Army in Porter County (Valparaiso, IN) for almost 11 years.  How blessed are we to have all their experience and compassion  helping us continue "Doing the Most Good" in Fond du Lac!

a brief look into our History

The way we help has changed over the course of our 130 years. We’ve adjusted our focus many times to respond to community need, for as long as needed, most notably:

  • Opening and operating Kindercare in 1973-2008 to offer quality, affordable childcare;
  • Beginning FDL Operation Back to School in 1989 to offer free school supplies (now Back to School FDL)
  • Creating the Brown Bag Lunch program in 1993 to offer free lunches in summer (the program distributed over 13,000 lunches in 2019)
  • Partnering with St. Agnes Hospital to begin free healthcare through The Samaritan Free Health Clinic in 1993
  • Opening The Salvation Army Warming Shelter in 2015 to offer free winter shelter for homeless adults

Get in Touch

The Salvation Army Fond du Lac
237 N. Macy St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 923-8220
FDLSAinfo@usc.salvationarmy.org