Nov 21, 2022

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 17, at The Rialto in Hannibal. The 2022 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 efforts of The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is pleased to announce Brad and Sara Kurz, along with their children, Kendall and Caleb, as the 2022 Christmas Campaign Chairs. The 2022 campaign goal is $120,000.


“We believe that our calling is to live out our faith by serving, alongside our family, in our community,” stated Sara. “For that reason, we’re excited to be partnering with The Salvation Army to raise money in support of their mission to meet human needs without discrimination across the globe,” added Brad.


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:

4,008 people were served by the daily bread line.

1,051 food boxes were distributed.

28 families received utility assistance.

23 families received rent assistance.

Also, during the 2020 Christmas season:

800 families received Christmas food boxes

1,247 children received toys for Christmas- 8,730 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

Recent Stories

Related Content: Local/Community SupportMedia Alert / Press Release / NewsnonprofitPress Releasetree of lights

Get Involved
Share Your Story

We would love to hear about your experience with The Salvation Army.

Share My Story


A gift to The Salvation Army helps someone in your community.

Give Now



Do Good in your community

Find Worship

Join us throughout the week for worship, fellowship, Bible study, meals, community service and fun.