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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 Indiana Division provides these services to people in need throughout Indiana. The Salvation Army Hammond-Munster is a part of the Indiana 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.

Vision Statement
The Salvation Army is a fully equipped and empowered Army of Christ's followers passionately and effectively engaged in holistic ministries that are restoring people spiritually, emotionally and physically.

What We Do & How We Help
People often ask why The Salvation Army offers so many different services and programs. The programs and services differ in order to meet the unique needs of the people in the communities we serve. We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation, or educational programs for children.

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

You can discover the global legacy of The Salvation Army at

If you find yourself in need — whether that need be practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional — we hope you will seek our assistance.

In Lake County, Indiana, The Salvation Army provides a variety of services to people in need. Our Corps also offers worship and fellowship.

Hammond-Munster Corps Community Center
8225 Columbia Avenue
Munster, IN 46321
Phone: 219-838-0380

With a presence in nearly every zip code in America, there is a local Salvation Army near you. There are more than 20 Corps Community Centers within The Salvation Army Indiana Division. To find The Salvation Army in your community, type in your zip code in our location search tool here.

For information on The Salvation Army's work in other parts of the United States, visit our National website. And visit The Salvation Army International website to learn how we're Doing The Most Good around the world every day.

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.
Major Steve Koehler
At The Salvation Army Hammond-Munster Corps, Major Steve serves as Corps Officers. He brings vast experience and knowledge to his roles, interacts with the community on a daily basis, and is a primary point of contact for your questions, comments or requests for assistance in Hammond and Munster, Indiana. Major Steve are also a faith leader: here to respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs in our community.

Hammond-Munster Corps Leadership

Major Steve Koehler
Corps Officer

Lupita Cardoza
Social Services Coordinator

Merle Davis
Food Pantry Supervisor

Media Inquiries:

Carli Murkve
Northwest Indiana Area Command: Communications and Digital Marketing

Office: 219-838-0380 ext. 3012

Amanda Maynard
Northwest Indiana Area Command: Director of Development

Office: 219-838-0380 ext. 3009

Samantha Hyde
Indiana Division: Director of Community Relations
Office: 317-224-2000



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

For assistance, please call Lupita Cardoza, Social Services Coordinator, at 219-838-0380.

If additional assistance is needed, The Salvation Army Indiana Division's Social Services Department can be reached Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm EST at 317-937-7000. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community.