10 Reasons to Donate to The Salvation Army in Columbia

Jul 19, 2022 | by The Salvation Army

10 Reasons to Donate to The Salvation Army in Columbia


  1. The Salvation Army operates Columbia’s largest shelter for people facing homelessness, The Salvation Army Harbor House. It is Columbia’s only shelter for families facing homelessness, the only shelter that accepts adults with children.
  2. The Salvation Army provides assistance with making rent and utility payments, and getting a new government ID.
  3. Each year, The Salvation Army provides over 17,000 nights of safe, climate-controlled shelter, at The Salvation Army Harbor House, helping to restore the health, dignity, and stability of each individual/family we serve.
  4. Our Salvation Army provides healthy meals to over 33,000 people facing hunger each year.
  5. The Salvation Army runs two family stores that sell donated merchandise at extreme discount, meeting the needs of those facing poverty and others in our community.
  6. Every Christmas, our Salvation Army provides Christmas presents, food, and other “necessities” to children and adults in need. We provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for families unable to create a special meal themselves. We host homemade dinners at our facility and provide a Christmas dinner box to struggling families. Each box feeds a family of six and includes meat, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, biscuits, cake mix and more.
  7. The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope initiative provides individualized services to families with children ready to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability that repeats generation after generation. It seeks to address the root causes of poverty in addition to The Army's history of compassionate service. By helping families overcome challenges such as unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can lead families down a path toward increased stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency.
  8. The Salvation Army Harbor House has a sit-down lunch program every day, seven days a week and on every holiday for those who are food insecure. This ensures that the most vulnerable members of society do not go hungry.​
  9. When the weather gets especially cold, we open additional space to provide warm, overnight cots to those in need, even if our shelter is filled to capacity. When the weather gets especially hot, we open additional space for cooling stations so people can get out of the heat.
  10. Our core principle is to serve anyone in need, without discrimination.


The Salvation Army

1108 West Ash Street

Columbia, MO 65203


Major Kevin Cedervall




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