Nov 17, 2023

The Hannibal Salvation Army has begun the Christmas season with its annual Tree of Lights Christmas Kick-Off event. The event was held Thursday, November 16, at The Rialto in Hannibal. The 2023 campaign chairs were introduced along with the announcement of the campaign goal.


Each year, community leaders step up to serve as honorary chairs of the Christmas Campaign, further extending the outreach and effectiveness of The Salvation Army's efforts. The Salvation Army is pleased to announce Eddie and Tracy Lennox as the 2023 Christmas Campaign Chairs. The campaign goal is $122,000.


"We believe God commands us to be the light in this dark world," stated Eddie. "We are dedicated to making a difference during our time as campaign chairs for The Salvation Army," added Tracy.


The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs and services to assist families in need in the counties of Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Monroe, and Shelby.


Following are a few examples of ways The Salvation Army has given a hand up to our neighbors in need:

3,351 individuals received assistance from The Salvation Army of Hannibal.

1,493 food boxes were distributed.

14 families received utility assistance.

15 families received rent assistance.

369 items of clothing were distributed.

Also, during the 2022 Christmas season:

668 families received Christmas food boxes.

1,335 toys were distributed in partnership with Toys for Tots of Northeast Missouri.


Volunteers are essential to the Christmas season and assist with many Christmas programs and activities, especially bell ringing. Please contact Tina Lewis for more information about volunteer opportunities at 217-231-5626 or register to ring bells at

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