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This Year, the Need is Greater...

You can give hope when you help The Salvation Army Rescue Christmas for those in need!

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The Heartland Division's local communities have felt the affects of COVID-19 and are experiencing an unprecedented, increased need. The Salvation Army has responded in a variety of ways, and we will continue to do so in order to serve the evolving needs of the most vulnerable. As we look now to the holiday season, we know the need will only continue to grow.

That is why we are challenging our local neighbors, coworkers, family & friends to join us in our mission to Rescue Christmas!

A Special message from the Divisional Commander, Major Kelly Collins:


What Does your Support Create?

Every year The Salvation Army is able to assist local people in need throughout the Holiday Season by providing a wide range of both broad & specific assistance services/programs. By giving your support through volunteering, fundraising, donating or sharing the word about our mission - those in need around your community can continue to have access to these life changing services & programs.

Some of the most common within the Heartland Division communities include:

Emergency Assistance

The Holiday Season can bring added financial pressure to families and individuals throughout our local communities. The Salvation Army recognizes this need and offers emergency assistance with bills such as utilities or rent. We are proud to make our mission proactive in serving those in need by preventing homelessness or poverty through these short-term assistance services. Contact your local Salvation Army if you are in need today.

Angel Tree

When you're struggling financially to care for your family, holiday gifts are often not feasible. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program connects donors to local families in need by allowing them to purchase gifts, clothes and other items that can truly change lives during the Holiday Season. Contact your local Salvation Army today to find out how you can join the Angel Tree program and adopt a family in need this Christmas.

Coat & Clothing Drives

The Salvation Army provides children, families and individuals with warm clothing, often with the help of other local agencies or partners. This service provides protection for those who may not be prepared for harsh weather conditions, as well as a reminder of Hope to those who are unable to purchase clothing for themselves or others. A warm hug is one of the strongest healing gestures and The Salvation Army brings this feeling throughout the Holiday Season by meeting everyone in need of clothing support.

Holiday Meals

The Salvation Army provides holiday meals for families and individuals unable to create a special meal themselves. These meals come in the form of Food Boxes or free community lunches/dinners. We know that hunger affects more than just the body, that is why we serve the soul of those in need too. A warm nutritious meal can be taken for granted by most throughout the Holidays but The Salvation Army works hard to ensure all who are hungry, are met by our mission in one way or another.

Ways to Give Your Support:

However you give to Your Salvation Army, the support our mission receives stays local in every community we serve. Your Holiday Support is especially crucial as it often funds our work to meet the greatest need all year long. When you join in this year's efforts to Rescue Christmas, you are enlisting in Love's Army & creating a lasting impact that will be felt by parents, children, neighbors, friends and all who are in need around you. 

Click below to discover how you can join the Fight For Good. Find the way you will give Hope this Holiday Season, and all year long.

The iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles are still out in your community but due to COVID-19, this year the numbers are reduced.

You can still show your support for the local Red Kettles of your community and even become a new type of Bell Ringer by fundraising online. All you have to do is click the button below and find the Online Red Kettle for your Salvation Army.

Join us in our mission to Rescue Christmas through this new & exciting way of giving your support!

Find Your Local Online Red Kettle


The Angel Tree program has created magical moments for local families all around the Heartland Division communities. These moments are made possible by simply connecting local generosity from individuals just like you, to the families in need right within your area.

The Salvation Army knows how much neighbors care for each other in our communities and that is why this year, there is a new way to safely give your support online for our local Angel Tree efforts. Simply visit your Salvation Army's online Angel Tree Walmart Registry today & you can choose exactly what toys or items you provide for a local family in need!

Click Here to Find Your Local Registry Now

A year of fewer Red Kettles means that our Bell Ringers are valued even more!

Find & reserve your volunteer position at a Red Kettle in your community by clicking the button below. Bell Ringers this year are protecting themselves & others. by adhering to new Guidelines & Safety Protocols which include:

  • Video training in proper Red Kettle cleaning & public engagement 
  • Utilizing the provided PPE supplies in a CDC compliant manner
  • Maintaining proper social distance & avoiding contact with physical donations
  • And more!

Contact your local Salvation Army for more information on how to begin your volunteer service & join Love's Army as we Rescue Christmas together!

Become a Bell Ringer at a local Red Kettle


Every Salvation Army community is different & that is why our local services and programs are tailored to fit the needs we recognize. If you wish to learn more about ways in which you can join our mission, click the button below to find your local Salvation Army.

Contacting a local Officer or staff member can reveal some truly unique ways in which your support may be needed this Holiday Season.

Reach out today & discover additional ways that you can help Rescue Christmas for your neighbors in need!

Find & Contact Your Local Salvation Army

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