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Jacqueline Rachev
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5040 N. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630

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Recent Media Coverage, Press Releases, and Media Advisories

December 2018

12/17/2018 - Salvation Army donates food to families in need (WREX TV)

12/17/20108 - Super Agent Leigh Steinberg: How science allows for continued football and more (WGN Radio)

12/14/2018 - Helping those in need this holiday season (Kane County Chronicle)

12/14/2018 - Valuable Old Coin Dropped in Salvation Army Red Kettle (Indiana 105 FM)

12/14/2018 - Salvation Army's top Southland bell-ringer brings spirit of Christmas to Homer Glen (Daily Southtown)

12/12/2018 - Shout Out: Ray Gillette of Winnetka, on board of Chicago Salvation Army (Wilmette Life/Wilmette News)

12/12/2018 - Thousands of Aurora-area children expected to get Christmas gifts through Salvation Army 'angel' program (Aurora Beacon-News)

12/11/2018 - 'They really feel the joy': Norridge Salvation Army's Bethlehem tradition continues (Pioneer Press)

12/11/2018 - Gold Coins Found in Salvation Army Red Kettles in Batavia, Geneva (Elgin Courier-News)

12/11/2018 - Gold Coin Found in Salvation Army Bucket in Batavia (The Patch)

12/10/2018 - Gold Coin Donated (Naperville Now)

12/10/2018 - The Jam Morning Show Rings Bells With The Salvation Army (WCIU)

12/10/2018 - Another year, another gold coin in the Salvation Army kettle outside Casey's Foods in Naperville (Naperville Sun)

12/7/2018 - When it snows before leaf pickup, you get 'sneaved' (Daily Herald)

12/7/2018 - Salvation Army Helps Build -- And Rebuild -- Lives (WBBM 780 Radio)

12/7/2018 - Salvation Army Helps More Than Just People In Poverty (WBBM 780 Radio)

12/7/2018 - Salvation Army Helps Convicted Felons Through Community Service Work (WBBM 780 Radio)

12/7/2018 - EDITORIAL: Bell ringers, donations needed for Salvation Army drive (Northwest indiana Times)

12/6/2018 - Ayuda a los mas necesitados esta Navidad donando al Salvation Army (Telemundo Chicago) 

12/6/2018 - Finally Saved: An Addict's Journey (Chicago Crusader)

12/6/2018 - The Salvation Army Helped Chicagoan Marisol Raise Her Family and Rise From Mourning (WGN Radio)


12/4/2018 - Salvation Army Prepares Food Boxes for Thousands of Families in Need (NBC 5)

12/4/2018 - Salvation Army Kettles Collect Gold Coins in Chicago Area (NBC 5)

12/2/2018 - Making a Difference: Salvation Army Looks for Red Kettle Bell Volunteers (NBC 5)

12/2/2018 - Golden Weekend for Salvation Army in Chicagoland (CBS 2 Online)

12/1/2018 -  Salvation Army of Chicago Gets Its First Gold Coin of the Season (WBBM Radio)

November 2018

11/29/2018 - Salvation Army: Theo Coleman Rises Up (WGN Radio)

11/28/2018 - A Christmas Season on the Brink of Homelessness (Wall Street Journal)

11/27/2018 - Salvation Army Lt. Colonel Charles Smith: From Eviction to Celebration (WGN Radio)

11/22/2018 - Chicagoans Share Free Thanksgiving Meals (ABC7)

11/21/2018 - During Crucial Time for Giving, Nonprofits Brace for Effects of Tax Law Changes (Rockford Register Star)

11/20/2018 - First-year Bull Jabari Parker is Thankful He Can Give Back (Chicago Tribune)

11/19/2018 -  Salvation Army plans Bethlehem event; Norridge set for tree-lighting celebration (Pioneer Press)

11/19/2018 - 'Everybody needs a coat' (Chicago Tribune)

11/15/2018 -  How and Where to Donate to Annual Coat Drive (NBC5)

11/15/2018 - Coat Drives Kick Off Around Chicago (Chicago Tribune)

11/10/2018 - Salvation Army Red Kettle Season Starts (ABC7)

11/9/2018 - Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Season (ABC7)

11/8/2018 - Salvation Army Flips the Switch to Christmas (LITE FM)

11/8/2018 - Salvation Army Flips Switch to Christmas (Melissa Forman Podcast)

11/7/2018 - Nagy Won't Talk Bears Playoffs/Bears Coat Drive Kick Off (Northwest Herald/Daily Herald)

11/7/2018 - Bears Kick Off 30th Annual Coat Drive (Chicago Bears)

September 2018

9/18/2018 - Ashley HomeStore's 'Hope to Dream' Program and The Salvation Army Deliver 100 New Beds to Chicago Children

9/15/2018 - The Salvation Army Responds to Tropical Storm Florence (Fox32 Chicago)

9/12/2018 - Local emergency workers responding to Hurricane Florence (NWI The Times)

9/11/2018 - Salvation Army mobilizing relief efforts ahead of Florence (Fox News)

9/10/2018 - Giving With Style: Fashion show/luncheon event raises funds for Salvation Army in Norridge (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune)

August 2018

08/27/2018 - The work Ford is quietly doing in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

08/10/2018 - Chicago Students Win Trip to Disney, But Need Help to Get There (NBC Chicago)

July 2018

07/24/2018 - Salvation Army Prepares for Christmas in July (NBC Chicago)

07/24/2018 - Salvation Army is Preparing for Christmas (Telemundo Chicago)

7/21/2018 - Salvation Army Offers Multi-Agency Resource Center for Survivors of Prospect Heights Fire (NBC Chicago)

7/21/2018 - Salvation Army Helps Families Affected by Prospect Heights Blaze (Telemundo Chicago)

07/20/2018 - Salvation Army Partners With Other Disaster Response Agencies In Creating Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)

07/20/2018 - The Salvation Army Responds To Central Iowa Tornadoes

June 2018

6/15/2018 - Salvation Army Director Takes New Position (Northwest Herald)

06/10/2018 - Salvation Army's Faith-Based Program Changes Women's lives in Rockford (Rockford Register Star)

06/01/2018 - National Donut Day Started in Chicago (ABC7 Chicago)

06/01/2018 - National Donut Day with The Salvation Army (Pat Cassidy on WBBM)

May 2018

05/29/2018 - Around Town Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Donut Day (WGN Chicago)

05/25/2018 - West Side is at the Heart of Chicago's Opioid Epidemic (Chicago Sun-Times)

05/24/2018 - Former NBA Champion Scores at The Salvation Army Community Civic Dinner (NWI The Times)

05/16/2018 - The Salvation Army's Annual Yard Sale is Back (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

05/06/2018 - The Salvation Army to Hold Luncheon to Honor Volunteers (NBC Chicago)

05/04/2018 - The Salvation Army to Honor Ernest and Theresa Sawyer (WVON's Midday Show with Perri Small)

April 2018

04/27/2018 - How Can The Salvation Army Help You in Chicago? (Telemundo Chicago)

04/24/2018 - Tom Ricketts to Deliver Keynote Address at Civic Luncheon

March 2018

03/06/2018 - The Salvation Army Opens New Family Shelter (NBC Chicago)

03/06/2018 - City's First Rapid-Response Homeless Shelter Opens on West Side (The Patch)

February 2018

02/12/2018 - Red Kettle Week Effort Grows in Oakbrook Terrace (Daily Herald Business Ledger)

02/11/2018 - Business Owners to Get Involved with The Salvation Army (AM 560 The Answer)

02/08/2018 - Chicago Storm Could Dump Up to 1 Foot of Snow (ABC 7)

02/06/2018 - Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois Announces New Service Providers for Kane and McHenry Counties

02/05/2018 - This Chicago Building Retrofit Program Save 90 Million kWh a Year (Energy News Network)

January 2018

01/26/2018 - Bulls Player Surprises Kids at South Side Charity (NBC Chicago)

01/18/2018 - Homeless in Suburbs Depend on Couple's Deliveries (Daily Herald)

01/09/2018 - Salvation Army Raises $217,000 in Red Kettle Campaign (Daily Herald)

01/02/2018 - Youth Group Fills Backpacks for Homeless (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune)

December 2017

12/31/2017 - Chicago Sikh Community Served Christmas Lunch at Salvation Army (Punjab News Express)

12/29/2017 - Arctic Chill Sets in Across Northern U.S. and Canada (CGTN America)

12/29/2017 - New Year's Eve Festivities Canceled Due to Extreme Cold (CBS Evening News)

12/26/2017 - Ringing in 2018 with The Salvation Army (WGN Radio)

12/26/2017 - Volunteers help Chicago homeless prepare for freezing temps (WGN TV News)

12/25/2017 - Salvation Army looks to update to cashless kettles (The Times)

12/20/2017 - Salvation Army Receives Donation to Replace Stolen Kettle Funds (CBS2)

12/19/2017 - Salvation Army Ponders Cashless Kettle as Digital Donations Increase (Chicago Tribune) 

12/19/2018 - Eight Hours with a Salvation Army Bell Ringer on Michigan Avenue (Chicago Tribune)

12/18/2017 - More than 300 Families Served by Salvation Army Christmas Program in Norridge (Norridge-Harwood Heights/Chicago Tribune)

12/18/2017 - Salvation Army Helps Residents give their Families a Christmas to Remember (Kane County Chronicle)

12/18/2017 - 2 Red Kettles Stolen from same Downtown Chicago Location in 1 Week (NBC Chicago)

12/18/2017 - Salvation Army Kettles on Mag Mile ( ABC 7)

12/18/2017 - Help The Salvation Army Get Back Two of its Red Kettles ( WGN)

12/16/2017 - Gingerbread Fundraiser pulls Crystal Lake Together ( Chicago Tribune) 

12/15/2017 - Salvation Army Brings Toys, Christmas Meals to those in Need (WGN)

12/15/2017 - Salvation Army Sees Need for Bell Ringers in Northwest Suburbs (Lake Zurich Courier/Chicago Tribune)

12/13/2017 - The Salvation Army Raises $131,000 on Colonial Match Day (Daily Herald)

12/09/2017 - Hannah Stanley Jumps On-Air to Discuss The Salvation Army (WGN Radio)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army Helps Woman Through Tough Time, Provides Groceries (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army Requests Toy Donations (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army's "Pathway of Hope" Program Helps Families Break Poverty Cycle (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - New Salvation Army "Celebrate Launch and Landing" Program Helps Youth in Englewood (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - 'ARC' is Salvation Army's Six-Month Therapy for Addiction (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army Lent a Hand in Puerto Rico Relief Efforts (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/05/2017 - Oakbrook Terrace Businesses Support Virtual Red Kettle Week (Aurora Beacon-News)

12/04/2017 - Southland Family Supports Salvation Army to Honor Mother (Daily Southtown)

November 2017

11/30/2017 - Does Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign Ring Charitable Bells for You? (Chicago Tribune)

11/30/2017 - Andy Avalos Rings Salvation Army Bell (NBC Chicago)

11/27/2017 - Chicago Sikh Community Served Thanksgiving Meals at Local Salvation Army {Voice Online}

11/23/2017 - Chicagoans Make a Difference in Many Ways on Thanksgiving (NBC Chicago)

11/22/2017 - Chicago Company Donates 3,000 Thanksgiving Meals (ABC7)

11/20/2017 - Salvation Army Lieutenant Writes Thank You to Englewood Officers for their work (CBS/WBBM)

11/18/2017 - South Loop Gym Raises Money for Christmas Gifts for Needy Kids (ABC7) 

11/17/2017 - How to Donate to Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive this Season (NBC Chicago)

11/17/2017 - Two Gold Coins Donated to Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive (ABC7)

11/16/2017 - First Gold Coin of the Season found in Naperville Salvation Army Kettle (Daily Herald)

11/15/2017 - First Gold Coin of Season Dropped off at Salvation Army Kettle in Naperville (Naperville Sun/Chicago Tribune)

11/14/2017 - First Gold Coin of the Season Dropped into The Salvation Army Red Kettle (Positively Naperville)

11/15/2017 - First Gold Coin of Season Dropped into Salvation Army Kettle

11/09/2017 - Yelp & Salvation Army's WinterFest! (Yelp)

October 2017

10/30/2017 - The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps to Offer Registration Help for Holiday Food, Toy Distribution (Daily Herald)

10/09/17 - In Puerto Rico, Over 1.2 million Survivors' Needs Met by the Salvation Army (Daily Herald)

September 2017

09/28/17 - The Daughter Trade (ABC 7)

09/14/17 - Aurora Salvation Army Helping with Harvey Relief in Texas (Chicago Tribune)

09/10/17 - Salvation Army Offering Emergency Disaster Training for Harvey, Irma (CBS Chicago)

09/08/17 - Salvation Army Offers Free Specialized Volunteer Emergency Disaster Training (Positively Naperville)

09/07/17 - Salvation Army Offers Disaster Relief Training Classes for Hurricane Volunteers (CBS Chicago)

09/07/17 - Salvation Army: Free Disaster Training for Hurricane Relief Volunteers (Chicago Sun-Times)

09/02/17 - Help Continues to Flow from Chicago Area to to Hurricane-Devastated Texas (CBS Chicago)

August 2017

08/28/17 - Chicago Area Relief Workers Heading to Houston, Thousands Being Rescued After Hurricane (WGN)

08/28/17 - Chicago Relief Agencies Send Supplies, Volunteers to Houston (Fox 32)

08/27/17 - Local Charities Prepare to Send Help to Texas Storm Victims (NBC Chicago) 

July 2017

07/29/17 - McHenry County Agencies Come Together to Provide Aid to Flood Victims (Northwest Herald)

07/21/17 - Flood Victims Can Get Help at Lake County Resource Center (Daily Herald)

07/20/17 - Flood Clean-Up and Recovery Begins While Officials Eye Weekend Weather (Chicago Tribune)

7/19/2017 - Salvation Army Partners with Lake County in Creating Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)

07/08/17 - Chicago Shelter for Homeless Families Coming (CBS Chicago)

07/07/17 - $10 Million 'Rapid-Response' Homeless Center To Rise in West Humboldt Park (DNA Info)

07/06/17 - Humboldt Park shelter to give city's homeless families privacy, 'dignity'(Chicago Tribune)

June 2017

06/19/17 - Chicago Swim Lessons Aim to Increase Water Safety (ABC Chicago)

06/13/17 - Kroc Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary in West Pullman (ABC Chicago)

06/02/17 -Donuts with Dempster (MLB.com)

06/02/17 - How National Doughnut Day helps The Salvation Army (ABC Chicago)

06/02/17 - Honor The Salvation Army's "Doughnut Girls" on National Donut Day (CBS Chicago)

May 2017

05/30/17 - Celebrate 2017 National Doughnut Day With Free Treats (NBC Chicago)

05/19/2017 - Joe Maddon Celebrates 1,000th Win by Donating 1,000 Meals to Chicago's Homeless (WGN) 

05/17/17 - Joe Maddon Makes Impressive Donation In Honor of 1000th Win (NBC Chicago)

05/17/17 - Joe Maddon's Respect 90 Foundation to aid Salvation Army centers (Chicago Tribune)

5/17/2017 - Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Celebrates Milestone with Donation to Salvation Army’s Family Homeless Shelter

05/12/17 - Chicago Comedy Legend Bob Newhart Comes Home (NBC Chicago)

05/12/17  - Bob Newhart Credits Chicago For His ‘Twisted Way Of Looking At Life’ (CBS Chicago)

05/5/17 - Bob Newhart keynote speaker at The Salvation Army annual civic luncheon (WGN Radio)

April 2017

4/24/2017 - Television Legends Partners for Renowned Salvation Army Annual Civic Luncheon; News Anchor Phil Rogers as Master of Ceremonies - Famed Funnyman Bob Newhart as Keynote Speaker

04/10/17 - New Response Center to Help Homeless Families (Columbia Chronicle)

04/4/17 - Salvation Army Building New Temporary Housing for Homeless Families (CBS Chicago)

March 2017

3/31/2017 - Salvation Army Set to Build State-of-the-Art, Full-Service, Homeless Response Center that Aims to Combat Chronic Homelessness across Entire City - Giving Renewed Hope