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The Salvation Army is made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, adherents, employees, volunteers and other individuals all working together to holistically meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those less fortunate. Our organization is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Salvation Army Midland Division is the administrative unit which provides services to people in need throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois.
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.
What We Do & How We Help
People often ask why The Salvation Army offers so many different services and programs. The programs and services differ in order to meet the unique needs of the people in the communities we serve. We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation, or educational programs for children. To learn more about The Salvation Army Midland Division, you may review our most recent Annual Report. You can discover the global legacy of The Salvation Army at story.salvationarmy.org.
If you find yourself in need — whether that need be practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional — we hope you will seek our assistance.
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.
Lt. Colonels Dan and Dorene Jennings have served together as officers since 1994, and currently serve as Divisional Commander and Director of Women’s Ministries respectively for The Salvation Army Midland Division which serves Missouri and Southern Illinois. Prior to serving at Midland Division, each served as local leaders at The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters - Chicago, IL and as Divisional Leaders at the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division. Each have earned Bachelor Degrees from Olivet Nazarene University and Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.
The Jennings with the remarkable board members, staff and volunteers play a crucial role in Doing The Most Good throughout the community.
Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings
Lt. Colonel Dorene Jennings
Director of Women's Ministries
Major Phil Aho
Major Gail Aho
Urban Ministries Secretary
Major Valerie Carr
Divisional Secretary for Program
Major Jeff Carr
Divisional Secretary for Business
Captain Carol Huffman
Divisional Development Secretary
Major Charlotte Hall
Older Adult Ministries/Women's Ministries Secretary
Captain Scott Strissel
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain Shanais Strissel
Divisional Youth and Candidates Secretary
Divisional Social Services Secretary
The Midland Advisory Board is comprised of community and business leaders dedicated to helping The Salvation Army fulfill its mission of serving our most vulnerable neighbors throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Members serve in an advisory capacity, helping the Army deliver its services in and the most caring and efficient manner possible.
The Salvation Army Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation for The Salvation Army by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through volunteerism, fundraising and advocacy among other young professionals.
Shawn Martin, Communications Manager
Office: 314-646-3017 | Mobile: 314-603-2713
Discover ways to support The Salvation Army on our Ways to Give page.
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 satruck.org.
If you are interested in a career within The Salvation Army, visit our Careers website to view current job opportunities.
Our Social Services department can be reached at 314-646-3000 or 211. 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.
The Salvation Army Midland Division
1130 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139
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 Midland 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.
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