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We fight poverty with love.

We Don't Just Treat Poverty, We End It.

With programs that serve the body, mind and soul, we are able to fight the symptoms of poverty, then work to cure the root causes.

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Over 8 million people live below the poverty line here in the Midwest alone.

Families facing this struggle are more likely to remain in poverty the longer each generation continues to live unassisted - This is the cycle of poverty .

The Salvation Army is here to do anything and everything to work against the cycle of poverty in Central Illinois & Eastern Iowa.

Poverty is often the result of, and catalyst for, chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids, and various forms of abuse. These interconnected issues continue year after year and generation after generation. That?s why we work to meet the needs of the whole person through short- and long-term assistance. This holistic approach allows us to create sustainable change for those in need around our communities.

Poverty doesn't have to be permanent. You can help.


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Poverty impacts the most vulnerable.

21% (15.5 million) of children under age 18 live in poverty.

10% (4.6 million) of seniors over age 65 live in poverty.

29% (4 million) of those living with a disability live in poverty.

6% (1.2 million) of veterans live in poverty.

A donation to The Salvation Army provides safe, free shelter to someone living on the streets. Make an Impact.


Childhood poverty is an epidemic.

Among the 35 wealthiest countries in the world, the United States has the 2nd-highest child poverty rate ? One out of every five children lives below the poverty line.

A donation to The Salvation Army feeds children in your community. Make an Impact.


Poverty is present in every community.

Every single person who lives below the poverty has a unique set of needs and requires attention and support that fits their needs.

Volunteering with The Salvation Army can give you the chance to be the difference to those in need around you. Make an Impact.


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The Salvation Army exists
to pave a way out of poverty.

Watch how we work to break the cycle of poverty.

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