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Here for Good

We are an organization dedicated to Doing the Most Good in your community.

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.

To learn more about The Salvation Army North and Central Illinois Division, view our recent Annual Report.

To learn more history about The Salvation Army International, visit

North and Central Illinois Division Emergency Disaster Services

1000 W. Pratt Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-709-6700 | Fax: 847-640-8263

With a presence in nearly every zip code in America, there is a local Salvation Army near you. There are 28 Corps Community Centers within the North and Central Illinois 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 David Dalberg

Major David Dalberg is the Director of Emergency Disaster Services and is responsible for overseeing The Salvation Army disaster response throughout the Greater Chicago area including 12 surrounding counties.  These responsibilities include being The Army’s EDS liaison to state government and state-wide not-for-profit organizations as well as the City of Chicago’s Fire Department, Police Department, SWAT Team, and Office of Emergency Management & Communications.  

Learn More

Public Relations and Media Inquiries:

Kristin Williamson Swenson, News Media Contact
Office: 217-343-1594

Brian Duewel, Director of Communications
Office: 773-551-9069

Recent Media Coverage

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

Mobile Text Alerts:

To receive mobile alerts from The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services choose from the options below. Once you have received your invitation, reply Y to activate.

Local Disasters Alerts
Text DISASTERS to 51555.


Events and Fundraising Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunities
Text VOLUNTEER to 51555.


Job Alerts
Text SAJOBS to 51555.


Sunday Inspirationals
Text BLESSED to 51555.


Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 51555 to stop. Text HELP to 51555 for help.


If you are interested in a career within The Salvation Army, visit our Careers website to view current job opportunities.


To find ways to volunteer and support your community, view our disaster services volunteer opportunities.

Please contact us at 847-709-6700. If you need additional assistance, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division's Social Services department can be reached at 773-205-3520 or email us.

Someone will contact you within 24 hours, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community here.