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Recent Media Coverage, Press Releases, and Media Advisories

August 2022

08/09/2022 - Evanston Salvation Army hosts Community Inside-Out event (Evanston Roundtable)

08/19/2022 - The Salvation Army hosting back-to-school bash (Fox 32)

08/19/2022 - Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson named to Crain's 2022 list of Notable Leaders in Community Development (Crain's Chicago Business)

July 2022

07/14/2022 - The Salvation Army to provide free back-to-school physicals and vaccinations (Lawndale News)

June 2022

06/03/2022 - National Doughnut Day: A dozen tasty tidbits you never knew about doughnuts (WGN TV)

06/10/2022 - Business for a Better World: Lou Malnati's (Daily Herald)

06/23/2022 - New Lieutenant to serve Salvation Army of Kankakee (Daily Journal)

May 2022

05/05/2022 - Salvation Army Elgin Corps' inaugural luncheon to highlight group's efforts in Ukraine (Daily Heald)

05/05/2022 - Salvation Army steps up charitable efforts in Chicago area (NBC 5)

05/05/2022 - Salvation Army installs new advisory board (Northwest Indiana Times)

05/12/2022 - Bears' Tony Medlin wins Salvation Army award (

05/20/2022 - The Salvation Army Civic Luncheon event (Reflejos)

April 2022

04/04/2022 - Area Rotary Clubs and Salvation Army pack 22,000 meals for Ukraine refugees (Daily Herald)

04/08/2022 - Seven area Rotary Club members pack 22,000 meals for Ukraine at Elgin Salvation Army (Elgin Courier-News)

04/13/2022 - Salvation Army dispatches Shuttles of Hope for people in need (CBC 2)

04/28/2022 - The Salvation Army's senior program returns to Evanston after pandemic hiatus (Evanston Roundtable)

March 2022

03/31/2022 - Nicor Gas makes additional $1M available to Salvation Army Shield of Caring (Daily Herald)

03/30/2022 - Salvation Army in need of food pantry donations (Daily - Journal)

03/21/2022 - Nicor Gas Extends Support to Salvation Army Shield of Caring (Lawndale News)

03/11/2022 - Elgin Salvation Army honors Golden Kettle winners (Daily Herald)

February 2022

02/21/2022 - Lawmakers throw $2,800 in groceries into carts in race to benefit Fox Valley food pantries (Daily Herald)

02/16/2022 - Salvation Army Tri-City Corps names Bellringer of the Year winner (Kane County Chronicle)

02/01/2022 - With winter weather expected to intensify again, shelters balance need against Covid-19 precautions (Chicago Tribune)

January 2022

01/27/2022 - Uber partners with Salvation Army to collect coats for people in need (CBS 2) 

01/26/2022 - Abren un nuevo refugio de emergencia para que los desampardos se protejan del intense frío de Chicago (La Raza)

01/26/2022 - Cold weather, Covid-19 outbreaks trigger new Salvation Army emergency shelter (WGN-TV)

01/26/2022 - Salvation Army opens emergency shelter amid bitter cold in Chicagoland (Fox 32)

01/26/2022 - Coldest night of the season in the Chicago area (Chicago Tribune)

01/24/2022 - The need gets larger and larger (Chicago Sun-Times)

01/20/2022 - DeKalb County organizations try to still meet needs as omicron surge fuels more staff shortages (Daily Chronicle) 

02/18/2022 - Salvation Army serving Elgin area exceeds Red Kettle fundraising by more than $27k (The Courier-News)

01/10/2022 - Nicor Gas shares energy saving tools, simple tips for customers to save money on "National Cut Your Energy Cost Day" (The Daily Herald) 

01/07/2022 - Bears, Salvation Army hold food pantry for low-income families in Humboldt Park (CBS 2)

01/03/2022 - Red Kettle campaigns fall short in Lake, Porter but exceeds target in LePorte (Northwest Indiana Times)

December 2021 

12/30/2021 - Helping Hands provide holiday warmth to Salvation Army (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/26/2021 - Charities deliver holiday meals to elderly, homeless on Christmas Day (CBS 2)

12/26/2021 - Salvation Army prepares 2500 meals on Christmas Day (Fox 32)

12/26/2021 - Salvation Army prepared 2500 meals for those in need on Christmas (Fox 32)

12/26/2021 - Salvation Army volunteers provide over 2500 meals (WGN-TV)

12/26/2021 - The history of The Salvation Army and how it helps families in need (WGN-AM)

12/24/2021 - To help the Salvation Army as it struggles to raise money it needs, I became a bell ringer (Naperville Sun)

12/23/2021 - Singing bell ringer in Oakbrook has been collecting for Salvation Army for 50 years (Daily Southtown)

12/23/2021 - Salvation Army makes Christmas wishes come true (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/23/2021 - Avenue 912 facilitates giving to Salvation Army from local businesses (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/23/2021 - Salvation Army Asks for last minute Christmas Donations (Fox 39)

12/21/2021 - This week in pictures: Elgin Angel Tree provides the family with pair of bikes (Daily Herald)

12/21/2021 - Salvation Army stages "Come to Bethlehem" concert and pageant with live camels (Pioneer News)

12/17/2021 - Old-fashioned Salvation Army band at Woodman's get shoppers to stop, listen, and donate (Elgin Courier-News)

12/17/2021 - Families affected by gun violence surprised with holiday gifts (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/17/2021 - Call to action: Volunteers pack 16,000 Christmas dinners in 5 days (Elk Grove Business Journal)

12/16/2021 - Elgin's Hope for the holidays provides toys for over 2100 kids (Daily Herald)

12/16/2021 - Naughty list: Someone set fire to Salvation Army Red Kettle in south Elgin (Daily Herald)

12/15/2021 - Elgin community teams up to provide gifts, food for families in need (ABC 7)

12/15/2021 - Watch the final minutes of John Williams Salvation Army Radiothon (WGN Radio)

12/15/2021 - 17 ways Christians can give back this Christmas (1160 Hope)

12/15/2021 - "I'm glad no one forgot about us": Groups brightens holidays for Gary home residents (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/15/2021 - 3500 toys donated to Winnebego Salvation Army for children in need (Fox 39)

12/11/2021 -  Fox Valley orthopedics donations helping children celebrate the holidays (Daily Herald)

12/08/2021 - Chicago Bears coat drive underway at Salvation Army locations (Fox 32)

12/08/2021 - Salvation Army volunteers working to pack 16,000 holiday meals in Elk Grove Village (Daily Herald)

12/07/2021 - Voluntarios marcan la diferencia empacando cajas de comida en los suburbios (Telemundo Chicago)

12/07/2021 - Chicago Bears asking for coat donations to give to those in need during the winter months (Fox 32)

12/06/2021 - Salvation Army volunteers box up meals for the holiday season (CBS 2)

12/06/2021 - Salvation Army Freedom Center provides COVID safe services for those who need it most (WGN Radio)

12/06/2021 - St. Charles family starts toy drive for Salvation Army Tri-City Corps in memory of 18-month-old son who drowned last year (Kane County Chronicle)

12/05/2021 - Strack and Van Til Donation $100,000 in Gift Cards to Salvation Army (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/04/2021 - Another gold coin and a coin collection dropped in Red Kettle in Schaumburg and Geneva (Elgin Courier)

12/04/2021 - Northern Illinois restaurant serving chili for a cause (Northern Public Radio)

12/04/2021 - Salvation Army expands services for homeless population (US 99 Radio)

12/04/2021 - Salvation Army program assists with job placement and building confidence (US 99 Radio)

12/03/2021 - Bell ringer shortage leaves Salvation Army behind in annual holiday Red Kettle donation drive (The Beacon-News)

12/02/2021 - Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraising receives first gold coin of the holiday season (WVON)

12/02/2021 - The Salvation Army gears of for Christmas; volunteers needed (The Ada News)

12/02/2021 - Salvation Army reports first precious coin of the year (WBBM)

12/02/2021 - First fold coin of the year in Salvation Army Red Kettle in St. Charles (Elgin Courier)

12/02/2021 - Salvation Army rings up first gold coin of the year (Daily Herald)

12/02/2021 - Gold coin worth $1800 dropped in Salvation Red Kettle in St. Charles (CBS 2)

12/01/2021 - Salvation Army receives its first gold coin of the holiday season (NBC 5)

12/01/2021 - 907 toys, 169 boys collected in Ottawa Rotary toy drive for Salvation Army (The Times)

November 2021 

11/30/2021 - Neighborhood Voice: Salvation Army of Lake County part 1 (Lake Shore Public Radio)

11/30/2021 - Chicago Sikh community serves Thanksgiving lunch to needy on Thanksgiving (hiIndia)

11/30/2021 - Supply chain problems hit charities' Christmas gifts for children (Chicago Tribune)

11/29/2021 - Salvation Army Shield of Hope provides shelter to those who need it most (WGN Radio)

11/28/2021 - Giving Tuesday approaches as food banks face unprecedented demand (ABC 7)

11/28/2021 - Salvation Army opens its doors to homeless people on Thanksgiving (WBBM)

11/27/2021 - Tuesday kicks off the giving season ( Daily Journal)

11/27/2021 - With non-profits struggling now more than ever, groups receiving support on Giving Tuesday have specific needs (Naperville-Sun)

11/27/2021 - Salvation Army of McHenry County looking for volunteers (Northwest Herald)

11/25/2021 - Salvation Army gives out thousands of meals to Chicagoans in need this Thanksgiving (CBS 2)

11/25/2021 - Chicago Salvation Army provides hundreds with Thanksgiving meals to go (Fox 32)

11/25/2021 - Levy restaurants donates 3,000 Thanksgiving meals (Chicago Sun-Times)

11/24/2021 - The Salvation Army gears up for Christmas; volunteers needed (The Ada News)

11/24/2021 - Elgin police officers will be all over the community this holiday season (Elgin Courier)

11/24/2021 - Ameristar, Whole Foods team up to provide meals to those in need at the East Chicago Salvation Army (Post-Tribune)

11/24/2021 - Elgin Salvation Army puts out a call for bell ringers (Elgin Courier)

11/24/2021 - Levy restaurants prep Thanksgiving meals for Salvation Army

11/24/2021 - Veteran Salvation Army ringer waits for elusive gold coin (Chicago Tribune)

11/23/2021 - Salvation Army prepares meals for families in need (Fox 32)

11/23/2021 - Looking for ways to give back this Thanksgiving (Rockford Register Star)

11/23/2021 - Cedarville Lions Club holds toy drive for Salvation Army (Journal Standard)

11/23/2021 - The Salvation Army helps people like Robert get back on their feet (WGN Radio)

11/22/2021 - Thirteen is not an unlucky number for this Salvation Army Kettle campaign volunteer (Northwest Indiana Times)

11/21/2021 - Here's where Thanksgiving dinners are being provided (Northwest Indiana Times)

11/19/2021 - Angel Tree: Give to a kid in need this holiday season (NBC Chicago)

11/18/2021 - Salvation Army solicits turkey donations for Thanksgiving during Let’s Talk Turkey annual food drive (Daily Chronicle)

11/18/2021 - 5 things to do in DeKalb County: Moonlight Magic shopping, food drives for those in need and more (Daily Chronicle)

11/17/2021 - Holiday Toy Drives to Help Give Back in Chicagoland (Chicago Parent)

11/16/2021 - El Ejército de Salvación continúa dando alimentos gratis a personas necesitadas: conoce dónde recibir esta ayuda (Univision)

11/16/2021 - Be a bellringer for Salvation Army of McHenry County (Daily Herald)

11/16/2021 - Aurora Lions to ring bells for Salvation Army Nov. 19 (Daily Herald)

11/15/2021 - The role donuts played in Allies WWI effort (WGN Backstory with Larry Potash)

11/15/2021 - How The Salvation Army helps those released from prison re-enter society (WGN Radio)

11/14/2021 - Salvation Army needs coat donations, bell ringers (Northwest Indiana Times)

11/12/2021 - Inicia campaña Red Kettle del Ejército de Salvación para ayudar a los más necesitados de Chicago (La Raza)

11/12/2021 - Salvation Army Kicks Off Holiday Fundraising with New, Contactless Ways to Give Back (Talking Cities Aurora)

11/12/2021 - Chicago's Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign kicks off (FOX 32)

11/11/2021 - The Salvation Army kicks off its Red Kettle campaign (WIFR)

11/11/2021 - WBBM 26th Annual Good Neighbor Radiothon (US 99)

11/9/2021 - Salvation Army's red kettles return (The Times Weekly)

11/9/2021 - Salvation Army’s red kettles return for the season equipped with Venmo, PayPal donation options for the 1st time (Chicago Tribune)

11/8/2021 - The Bells Are Still Clanging, But Donations to Salvation Army’s Red Kettles Have Gotten Quieter (WTTW)

11/8/2021 - Lt. Colonel Lonneal Richardson of Salvation Army rings in day one of bell-ringing! (WGN Radio)

11/8/2021 - The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign kicks off across Chicago this week (FOX 32)

11/8/2021 - Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Kicks Off Today (CBS Chicago)

11/6/2021 - Salvation Army to start Christmas campaign to help struggling families (WBBM Newsradio 780)

11/3/2021 - 93.9 LITE FM Flips to Christmas music, sponsored by The Salvation Army (93.9 LITE FM)

11/1/2021 - How a Salvation Army Red Shield Center helped a resident of a fresh food desert pick her groceries (WGN Radio)

11/1/2021Volunteers ring bells for Red Kettle kickoff (Northwest Indiana Times)

October 2021 

10/31/2021 - Salvation Army's Red Kettles return to Region (Northwest Indiana Times)

10/27/2021 - 'It's My Life': Salvation Army Des Plaines Corps Community Center Employee Serves Local Russian Speaking Community (Journal & Topics)

10/23/2021 - Salvation Army works to keep 2,000 kids warm in Koats-4-Kids drive (WIFR)

10/23/2021 - Dixmoor water crisis, boil order reaches 8th day after source of problem identified (ABC 7)

10/21/2021 - Nicor donates $5 million for hardship grants as winter heating bills soar (Crain's Chicago Business)

10/21/2021 - This Chicago Suburb Has Had Severe Water Issues for Days. Here’s How It All Unfolded (WVON-AM)

10/21/2021 - Salvation Army, Nicor Gas announce $5 million Shield of Caring energy assistance and basic needs program

10/21/2021 - Koats 4 Kids returns as one-day drive thru service (WIFR)

10/20/2021 - Salvation Army Des Plaines Celebrates 10 Years Of ‘Breakfast With Baby’ (Journal & Topics)

10/20/2021 - ‘Dixmoor needs help’ as it reaches fifth day without water source, village leader says (Chicago Tribune)

10/20/2021 - ‘Like Living in a Third-World Country:' Dixmoor Water Issues Continue to Drag On (NBC 5)

10/20/2021 - Salvation Army dedicates $8 million community center (Daily Herald)

10/12/2021 - Tiffany Hightower installed to serve on Salvation Army board (POLITICO Illinois Playbook)

10/11/2021 - Change shortage, pandemic forcing Salvation Army in Elgin to adjust tactics (Daily Herald)

10/5/2021 - 5th Annual Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk (ABC 7)

10/4/2021 - The Salvation Army can still help if you’re facing eviction (WGN Radio)

10/4/2021 Gas bills will increase 48%? Suburban households could be facing a tough winter (Daily Herald)

September 2021 

9/30/2021 - ‘Fifteen for Fifteen’ at Treetime Christmas Creations to benefit The Salvation Army (WGN Radio)

9/28/2021 - Salvation Army emergency assistance available as eviction moratorium ends (Real Chat Daddy Show; interview at 49:00)

9/28/2021 - Golf outing raises more than $55,000 for Salvation Army (Northwest Indiana Times)

9/27/2021 - Salvation Army hopes free music program can open doors for kids (Daily Herald)

9/23/2021 - City's new vaccination plan aims to vaccinate 77% of all residents by year's end (Chicago Sun-Times)

9/22/2021 - Englewood residents turn to farming produce to fight food insecurity (WGN)

9/21/2021 - Final round of COVID-19 Response Grants awarded (The MidWeek)

9/20/2021 - Salvation Army offers DuPage residents emergency assistance, rent help (The Doings OakBrook)

9/18/2021 - More Americans struggling to put food on the table after federal benefits end (USA Today)

9/17/2021 - Strack & Van Til cashier tops in Checkout Challenge campaign (Northwest Indiana Times)

9/16/2021 - Salvation Army to distribute school supplies, personal care items (Evanston RoundTable)

9/15/2021 - Salvation Army offers relief for people who face eviction (WBBM 780 AM)

9/7/2021 - 2 New Leaders Join Salvation Army In Crystal Lake (Patch)

9/7/2021Here's what experts say you should and shouldn't donate in wake of Hurricane Ida devastation (ABC 7)

9/3/2021 - Orland Park firefighters join Louisiana search and rescue mission in aftermath of Hurricane Ida (Daily Southtown)

August 2021 

8/31/2021 - Instead of arresting sex workers, Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart advocates work to help them; ‘We started doing interventions’ (Franklin Park Herald-Journal)

8/30/2021 - Inside the Chicago Urban Farm Cultivating the Means to Fight Food Insecurity (Eater Chicago)

8/26/2021 - Comcast Community 411: Salvation Army (Comcast Network)

8/26/2021 - Hard Rock Casino donates $25,000 to Salvation Army of Lake County (Northwest Indiana Business Magazine)

8/25/2021 - Salvation Army Gets $30,000 Grant From Rolling Meadows (Journal & Topics)

8/25/2021 - Beat the heat: Cooling centers open in DeKalb County (Daily Chronicle)

8/24/2021 - Hard Rock Casino donates $25,000 to Gary Salvation Army (WJOB 1230 AM) 

8/24/2021 - Strack and Van Til Checkout Challenge Benefits Salvation Army (Indiana 105.5 FM)

8/23/2021 - New leadership appointed at Salvation Army DeKalb Corps (Daily Chronicle)

8/22/2021 - Strack & Van Til raises $26,000 for Salvation Army (Northwest Indiana Times)

8/21/2021 - Hard Rock, Horseshoe casinos provide support for Salvation Army, schools (Northwest Indiana Times)

8/16/2021 - Elgin Altrusa Club installs new officers (Daily Herald)

8/13/2021 - Hard Rock Casino executive named to advisory board for Salvation Army of Lake County (Northwest Indiana Business Magazine)

8/12/2021 - Grab A Free Backpack This Weekend At An Englewood Back-To-School Bash (Block Club Chicago)

8/11/2021 - ‘Hire Chicago’ Initiative Seeking To Fill 10,000 Jobs In Chicago Area (CBS 2)

8/10/2021 - With Tuesday heat wave, cooling centers open in DeKalb County (Daily Chronicle)

8/5/2021 - The Salvation Army Teams Up with Walmart to ‘Stuff the Bus’ (Lawndale News)

8/4/2021 - National Night Out draws big crowd in Elgin (Daily Herald)

8/3/2021 - Salvation Army teams up with Walmart to Stuff the Bus (Chicago Patch)

8/2/2021 - Salvation Army East Chicago Corps Community Center names new leaders (Northwest Indiana Times)

8/2/2021 - Salvation Army of Lake County Adds to Board (Inside Indiana Business)

8/1/2021 - Chicago offering vaccinations at CTA stops, schools, churches and food pantries (FOX 32)

July 2021

7/31/2021 - COVID vaccine near me: Chicago continues hyper-local vaccination events across city as cases rise (ABC 7)

7/27/2021 - Salvation Army Des Plaines hosts backpack giveaway (Daily Herald)

7/23/2021 - Foro Virtual: Como Evitar El Desalojo (Univision)

7/18/2021 - Chicago Connection: Salvation Army pandemic assistance and programming for youth (B96)

7/18/2021 - Chicago offering free vaccinations at pop-ups and events across city this week (FOX 32)

7/17/2021 - Strack & Van Til hosting a Checkout Challenge for The Salvation Army of Lake County (Northwest Indiana Times)

7/16/2021 - The man who came in from the cold: a story of one Chicago man’s redemption (Chicago Sun-Times)

7/15/2021 - Salvation Army of McHenry County to provide school supplies for families in need (Northwest Herald)

7/8/2021 - Lt. Karen Felton shares Good News from the Chicago Midwest Corps (Block Club Chicago "It's All Good" Podcast)

7/5/2021 - Salvation Army to hold vaccine clinic in DeKalb (The MidWeek)

June 2021 

6/30/2021 - Industrial Fire In Morris Forces Evacuation That Is Expected To Continue Until Wednesday Night (CBS 2)

6/21/2021 - Suburban Chicago Tornado: How to Help Storm Damage Victims (WVON-AM)

6/21/2021 - National Weather Service says Naperville tornado was an EF-3, with winds in excess of 136 mph (Chicago Tribune)

6/21/2021 - Pritzker Offers ‘All Available State Resources' to Assist Towns Impacted By Tornado (NBC 5)

6/21/2021 - 'Tremendous amount of damage': 1 critically hurt in Naperville after tornado (Daily Herald)

6/21/2021 - One person in critical condition, four others injured in Naperville tornado that severely damaged 16 houses (Naperville Sun)

6/21/2021 - Officials: Five hurt after tornado rips through Naperville (WREX)

6/21/2021 - Residents In Naperville, Woodridge Waking Up To Extensive Damage After Tornado Confirmed Overnight (CBS 2)

6/15/2021 - Illinois public health administrator urges residents near chemical fire to wear a mask and not pick up debris falling from the sky (CNN International)

6/15/2021 - Massive Chemical Plant Fire In Rockton, Illinois, Could Burn For Days (CBS 2)

6/15/2021 - Rockton Chemtool fire continues burning for 2nd day; evacuation order remains in effect (ABC 7)

6/15/2021 - Kroc Center Chicago Celebrates 9 Years of ‘Doing the Most Good’ (Chicago Leader)

6/15/2021 - Residents beat the heat at splash pads as cooling centers open in DeKalb County (Daily Chronicle)

6/14/2021 - Massive chemical fire at Chemtool in Rockton could burn for days (Rockford Register Star)

6/14/2021 - Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Responds to Chemtool Blaze in Rockton (NBC 5)

6/14/2021 - Massive fire at Illinois chemical plant is expected to burn for several days (Chicago Sun-Times)

6/14/2021 - Chemical plant explosion, fire prompt evacuations (Daily Herald)

6/14/2021 - Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Responds to Chemtool Blaze in Rockton (WVON 1690 AM)

6/14/2021 - Massive fire at Rockton chemical plant forces evacuations, expected to burn for days (FOX 32)

6/14/2021 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services responding to Chemtool fire 

6/8/2021 - Home grown: Master Gardeners provide fresh produce to Salvation Army Food Pantry (The MidWeek)

6/7/2021 - Joliet Exchange Club donates $1,000 to Salvation Army (The Herald-News)

6/7/2021 - Oakbrook Terrace Salvation Army Corps offers COVID-19 vaccination clinic (The Doings)

6/7/2021 - As COVID-19 cases hit new low, Illinois tops Midwestern states for one or more shots (Daily Herald)

6/3/2021 - Summer camps open for fun (The Times Weekly)

May 2021

5/31/2021 - Salvation Army Tri-City Corps will hold food drive next month at Blue Goose Market (Kane County Chronicle)

5/28/2021 - Rockford woman receives car seat for daughter with disabilities thanks to Salvation Army donation (WREX)

5/27/2021 - Dyer church donates $15,000 to Salvation Army of Lake County (Northwest Indiana Times)

5/27/2021 - Salvation Army, Blue Goose Market to host food drive June 5 (Daily Herald)

5/26/2021 - Illinois’ COVID-19 testing positivity rate sinks to lowest point ever — yeah, ever (Chicago Sun-Times)

5/26/2021 - Area Kiwanis Clubs team up to host inaugural Des Plaines Baby Shower Drive June 14-19 (Daily Herald)

5/25/2021 - Arwady: COVID Case Rates Are Declining In Chicago As Pop Up Vaccine Sites Open To Reach More Residents (CBS 2)

5/17/2021 - Indiana cutting pandemic unemployment benefits for 220,000 people, including extra $300 payments (Northwest Indiana Times)

5/14/2021 - Free First Dose Moderna Clinic To Be Held Saturday In Englewood (South Side Patch)

5/13/2021 - Weekly Vaccination Site In Englewood Offering Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer doses (CBS 2)

5/13/2021 - Free ‘Vaccination Station’ Is Coming To Englewood On Thursdays In May (Block Club Chicago)

5/11/2021 - ‘It’s been exhilarating and tiring;’ Assistance programs prepare for sustained Covid-19 impacts (WREX)

5/10/2021 - Monday Marks Salvation Army Day in Chicago (NBC 5)

5/8/2021 - Salvation Army Gives Away COVID-19 Relief Baskets In Englewood (CBS 2)

5/7/2021 - Salvation Army to expand hours, programming in St. Charles as COVID-19 restrictions loosen (Kane County Chronicle)

5/6/2021 - Salvation Army offers affordable day camp option (Lake County Journal)

5/6/2021 - Elgin’s utility grant program for people behind on water bills off to slow start as officials try to get the word out (Elgin Courier-News)

5/6/2021 - Salvation Army-Tri-City Corps expands hours, programming in St. Charles (Daily Herald)

April 2021 

4/28/2021 - Salvation Army seeks vendors for spring flea market (Gary Crusader)

4/27/2021 - JUMP camp open to children in East Chicago, Whiting (Northwest Indiana Times)

4/26/2021 - Mayfair Vaccine Clinic Giving Out 1,200 Vaccine Shots This Thursday. Here’s How To Sign Up (Block Club Chicago)

4/26/2021 - Vaccine clinic for Chicago’s underserved communities announced (News India Times)

4/26/2021 - Applications accepted for Elgin water bill assistance grants (Daily Herald)

4/23/2021 - Salvation Army Offers ‘JUMP’ Day Camp for Kids (Southwest Chicago Post)

4/23/2021 - Volunteers efficiently run Salvation Army food pantry (The Doings La Grange)

4/22/2021 - Salvation Army Offering Day Camp to Local Families (Lawndale News)

4/22/2021 - Salvation Army seeks vendors for spring flea market (Northwest Indiana Times)

4/20/2021 - More than $130K in COVID-19 relief grants awarded to DeKalb County nonprofits through foundation (Daily Chronicle)

4/19/2021 - A Senior Lunch program in Blue Island feeds 60 to 80 people a day. ‘Those who can’t pay are fed anyway’ (Daily Southtown)

4/7/2021 - ‘This has to be a wakeup call’; Rockford mayor warns as COVID-19 cases on the rise (WTVO)

4/2/2021 - Illinois American Water offers financial assistance program and available payment plans (Daily Herald)

March 2021 

3/30/2021 - Fathers Who Care and Garfield Park stakeholders focus attention on homeless (The Voice) 

3/26/2021 - Elgin City Council backs proposal to help residents with water bills (Daily Herald)

3/25/2021 - Elgin council OKs grant program to help those behind on their water bills: ‘We understand the financial stress people are in’ (Elgin Courier-News)

3/24/2021 - Salvation Army of Lake County continues fight one year into pandemic (Gary Crusader)

3/18/2021 - What's that building? The Salvation Army building (WBEZ)

3/17/2021 - Salvation Army details COVID-19 response on pandemic's anniversary (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/16/2021 - Salvation Army of Lake County Sees Assistance Demand Increase Fivefold (105.5 WLJE)

3/11/2021 - Indian American Cultural Society donates to two area nonprofits (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/4/2021 - Job Hunt Chicago features The Salvation Army (WCIU)

3/3/2021 - From Ferguson To Chicago: New Salvation Army Commanders Make Black History (Chicago Citizen)

3/2/2021 - From Ferguson to Chicago: New Salvation Army Commanders Make Black History (Chicago Defender)

3/1/2021 - Local coalition staffs Winnebago Co. Health Department site with volunteers (WIFR)

3/1/2021 - Dozens of volunteers to help Winnebago County vaccination process be more efficient (WREX)

February 2021

2/26/2021 - Elgin hoping to partner with Salvation Army to help residents with past-due water bills (Daily Herald)

2/26/2021 - Elgin to help set up graduated payment plans for people with more than $1,000 in unpaid water bills (Elgin Courier-News)

2/25/2021 - Geneva church to hold 'Drive-In Food Drive' for Salvation Army food pantry Feb. 27 (Daily Herald)

2/23/2021 - 5 ways you can help those facing homelessness in the cold (Northwest Indiana Times)

2/19/2021 - How you can help Texas winter storm victims (Northwest Indiana Times)

2/19/2021 - Toyota Donates Winter Boots and Socks to Chicago Area Homeless Families (Chicago Defender)

2/15/2021 - Lake Area United Way donates $500,000 for coronavirus relief (Northwest Indiana Times)

2/15/2021 - Toyota Donates Winter Boots and Socks to Chicago Area Homeless Families (Rolling Out)

2/14/2021 - Frozen Chicago could see a foot or more of snow by Tuesday (Chicago Sun-Times)

2/12/2021 - Volunteers distribute survival items to Chicago’s homeless during dangerously cold weekend (WGN)

2/12/2021 - Outreach aims to keep homeless people safe on frigid weekend (Chicago Sun-Times)

2/12/2021 - McHenry County releases updated list of warming centers (Northwest Herald)

2/8/2021 - Winter storms bring concerns for the homeless people in Chicago (CGTN)

2/8/2021 - Between a pandemic and a polar vortex: Warming Centers in DeKalb, Sycamore are prepped for residents (Daily Chronicle)

2/8/2021 - Chicago area food pantries get boost from grants (WBBM 780 AM)

2/8/2021 - Greater Chicago Food Depository announces $2.6M in grants to expand food access (ABC 7)

2/4/2021 - Salvation Army trailblazer: 'We all play a role in this great democracy experiment' (WBBM 780 AM)

2/4/2021 - Warming centers available in DeKalb as below-zero temperatures expected to hit area (Daily Chronicle)

2/1/2021Despite COVID, people still fill Red Kettles (Northwest Indiana Times)

January 2021

1/29/2021 - Treatment program becomes a ray of hope for drug addicts during pandemic (Scripps)

1/26/2021 - It takes an army: The Salvation Army of Lake County overcomes hurdles to aid community during pandemic (Northwest Indiana Business Magazine)

1/23/2021 - Knights of Columbus donate coats for needy youngsters (Northwest Indiana Times)

1/18/2021 - Mentoring Group Holds Day Of Service To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (CBS 2)

1/16/2021 - Inauguration Week Prayer Event Aims to Show Christian Unity (NBC 5)

1/12/2021 - Rockford Schnucks customers donate more than $10,000 to Salvation Army (WREX)

1/12/2021 - Schnucks customers help donate $300K to The Salvation Army (WIFR)

1/12/2021 - Schnucks donation campaign raises $300k for The Salvation Army (WTVO)

1/11/2021 - Ill. Department of Children, Family Services increases human trafficking awareness (WIFR)

1/7/2021 - Lifeline helping communities thrive (The Times Weekly)

1/3/2021 - Chicago Sikhs Serve Christmas Lunch at Salvation Army (Punjab News Express)

December 2020 

12/30/2020 - Chicago Bears to use Vernon Hills fitness center as donation spot for annual coat drive (Lake Forester)

12/28/2020 - Norridge Salvation Army receives $2K from gold coin dropped in red kettle donation bucket (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

12/28/2020 - Salvation Army receives 7 Red Kettle gold donations (ABC 7)

12/28/2020 - Did I purposely declutter my social circle? (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/24/2020 - Tenants, landlords watch calendar over rent payments as eviction moratorium waits for Trump signature for January extension (Post-Tribune)

12/24/2020 - Salvation Army gets second gold coin in red kettle (WIFR)

12/24/2020 - Second gold coin found in Salvation Army’s Red Kettle in Rockford (WREX)

12/24/2020 - Rockford Salvation Army receives gold coin from anonymous donor (WTVO)

12/23/2020 - Gold coin dropped in St. Charles Salvation Army kettle (Aurora Beacon News)

12/23/2020 - Strack & Van Til donates hundreds of gift cards at a time when food requests have soared by 500% (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/23/2020 - Holiday to be remembered (Times Weekly)

12/22/2020 - Salvation Army reparte juguetes a niños de bajos recursos en Blu Island y alimentos para sus familias (Univision)

12/22/2020 - Official says ‘miracle’ needed for Aurora Salvation Army to reach its Red Kettle fundraising goal (Aurora Beacon News)

12/21/2020 - Salvation Army: How one Illinois girl is getting masks to the homeless this holiday season (NBC Today Show)

12/21/2020 - Three more gold coins dropped in suburban Salvation Army Red Kettles (WBBM 780 AM)

12/21/2020 - Rockford Police, Fire departments take part in Battle of the Bells virtually (WREX)

12/19/2020 - Dolly McCarthy: Red Kettle Campaign (WGN Radio)

12/18/2020 - Salvation Army to distribute thousands of toys (FOX 32)

12/18/2020 - Salvation Army deals with struggle for donations as COVID-19 keeps people at home: ‘We’re not seeing the foot traffic we normally do’ (Post-Tribune)

12/18/2020 - Fear beginning to build over the number of people not paying rent or utility bills, Elgin officials say (Daily Herald)

12/18/2020 - Cookies For Coats And The Salvation Army Bring In Toys And Clothing For The Holiday Season (CBS 2)

12/18/2020 - Lake County Salvation Army locations still accepting donations for Angel Tree (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/18/2020 - Salvation Army Aurora Corps provides thousands of toys to families (Daily Herald)

12/18/2020 - Donovan McNabb calls on Chicagoans to help others this holiday season amid pandemic (FOX 32)

12/17/2020 - Ayudando a los Niños Esta Temporada Navideña (Lawndale News)

12/17/2020 -"Elgin's Hope for the Holidays" provides gifts for more than 2,500 area kids (Daily Herald)

12/17/2020 - Holiday volunteering looks very different this year due to COVID-19. Here are ways you can still help — in person or virtually. (Chicago Tribune)

12/17/2020 - Aurora families receive food, clothing, toys from Salvation Army during tough year (ABC 7)

12/17/2020 - The Salvation Army prepares to give out food, toy donations (WREX)

12/17/2020 - Brand new ‘do: Joe Brand, David Hochberg change hairstyles for John Williams’ Salvation Army Red Kettle donation drive (WGN Radio)

12/17/2020 - Salvation Army, Crisis Center meet their 2,200 goal as ‘wave of toys’ get distributed this week (Elgin Courier-News)

12/16/2020 - Making a Difference: Salvation Army Makes Final Push to Collect Toys Through ‘Angel Tree' Program (NBC 5)

12/16/2020 - The 3rd annual Salvation Army Radiothon (WGN Radio)

12/16/2020 - NIPSCO Spreading the Warmth Coat Drive for The Salvation Army (WLJE 105.1 FM)

12/16/2020 - Rotary donation helps Salvation Army, Food Bank of NWI (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/15/2020 - Support the Salvation Army Angel Tree program (Marquee Sports Network) 

12/15/2020 - Gold dropped in Salvation Army Red Kettle in Plainfield (The Times Weekly)

12/15/2020 - Column: A look back at gold coins donated to Salvation Army red kettles (Lake County News-Sun)

12/15/2020 - Captain Xavier Montenegro discusses Rescue Christmas campaign (CN100 Comcast Network)

12/14/2020 - Column: Salvation Army faces shortage of bell ringers and increase in requests for help (Daily Southtown)

12/14/2020 - Salvation Army receives more gold coins from generous donors (WBBM 780 AM)

12/14/2020 - Captain Christina Champlin discusses Salvation Army Evanston Corps (CN100 Comcast Network)

12/14/2020 - Gold Coin Dropped Into Salvation Army Red Kettle In Plainfield (Patch)

12/14/2020 - Salvation Army of McHenry County puts out 'urgent' call for bell ringers (Northwest Herald)

12/13/2020 - American Gold Eagle coin dropped into red kettle in Plainfield (Herald-News)

12/12/2020 - Salvation Army seeks urgent help with Angel Tree program (WBBM 780 AM)

12/11/2020 - Donate new unwrapped toys for Salvation Army (Positively Naperville)

12/11/2020 - Rescuing Christmas on the Front Lines (Wall Street Journal)

12/11/2020 - Salvation Army-Tri-City Corps to host Kettle Match Day Dec. 12 (Daily Herald)

12/11/2020 - Local couple, Colonial Café to match all donations to Salvation Army on Saturday (Kane County Chronicle)

12/11/2020 - Winnebago County will be among the initial counties in the state to receive COVID vaccines (Rockford Register Star)

12/11/2020 - Restaurant, Couple To Match $40K In Donations To Salvation Army (Patch)

12/10/2020 - Three more gold coins worth more than $5,000 discovered in Crystal Lake Salvation Army kettle (Northwest Herald)

12/10/2020 - Gold Coin Dropped Into Salvation Army Red Kettle in Whiting (105.1 FM WLJE)

12/10/2020 - Sparking the holiday spirit: Communities, charity organizations in and around Joliet reach out with helping hands (The Times Weekly)

12/9/2020 - Intersection Transforms Chicago’s Red Line Into “RESCUE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS” (OOH Today)

12/9/2020 - Coin worth thousands of dollars dropped into Region red kettle (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/9/2020 - Gold coin found in Salvation Army kettle in Geneva (Aurora Beacon News)

12/9/2020 - Elgin News Digest: Gold coin found in Salvation Army kettle in Geneva; free COVID testing being offered this weekend at ECC (Elgin Courier-News)

12/9/2020 - WCHD prepares for working COVID-19 vaccine to come to the region (WIFR)

12/8/2020 - Salvation Army donations down (FOX 32)

12/8/2020 - Column: Toys desperately needed for Salvation Army’s Aurora/Naperville holiday program (Aurora Beacon News)

12/8/2020 - $1.7K Gold Coin Left In Salvation Army Kettle In Naperville (Patch)

12/8/2020 - Five gold coins dropped in Salvation Army kettle in Round Lake (Daily Herald)

12/8/2020 - 13 Gold Coins, Bars Worth $11K Left In Salvation Army Red Kettles (Patch)

12/7/2020 - Answering 2020’s Unemployment Crisis With a Targeted Support System (Wall Street Journal)

12/7/2020 - Volunteers give meals, pandemic supplies at Elgin drive-through (Daily Herald)

12/7/2020 - Salvation Army packing 15,000 meal boxes (ABC 7) 

12/7/2020 - Volunteers pack thousands of boxes of food for needy families (WBBM 780 AM)

12/7/2020 - Four gold coins worth $2,700 found in Salvation Army kettles in suburbs (Daily Herald)

12/7/2020 - Four gold coins found in Crystal Lake, Huntley Salvation Army red kettles over weekend (Northwest Herald)

12/7/2020 - 12 Hours of Salvation sees fundraising record (WREX)

12/6/2020 - Tradition continues — gold coin found in Salvation Army kettle outside Casey’s Foods in Naperville (Naperville Sun)

12/6/2020 - Hundreds of angels needed to fulfill Lake County Christmas wishes (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/5/2020 - 'We’ve come a long way': 20th annual Freezin' for Food drive kicks into gear amid pandemic (Daily Chronicle)

12/5/2020 - Salvation Army transforms CTA Red Line trains (FOX 32)

12/5/2020 - Drive-thru toy drive keeps Salvation Army's tradition rolling despite pandemic (Rockford Register Star)

12/5/2020 - Gold coin dropped into Red Kettle at Casey's Foods (Positively Naperville)

12/5/2020 - Salvation Army looking for bell ringers, other volunteers this holiday season (Kane County Chronicle)

12/5/2020 - Gold Coin Donated to Salvation Army’s Red Kettle at Casey’s (Naperville Community Television)

12/5/2020 - Bell ringers for Salvation Army discover gold coin in kettle outside Casey's Foods in Naperville (FOX 32)

12/4/2020 - Salvation Army kettle in Naperville strikes gold with Krugerrand donation (Daily Herald)

12/4/2020 - Salvation Army receives gold coin in Red Kettle (Rockford Register Star)

12/4/2020 - Elgin Salvation Army facing donation shortage for children’s gift giveaway: ‘We need a wave of toys’ (Elgin Courier-News)

12/4/2020 - Salvation Army Tri-City Corps needs bell ringers and other volunteers (Daily Herald)

12/4/2020 - 12 Hours of Salvation Toy Drive happening today (WREX)

12/3/2020 - Local Salvation Army, Toys for Tots groups say thousands of kids may not get gifts as donations drop (WGN)

12/2/2020 - Gold coin and bar worth $3.7K left in Salvation Army donation bucket (New York Post)

12/2/2020 - Feder: WBBM Newsradio hosts 25th annual 'Good Neighbor Radiothon' (Daily Herald)

12/2/2020 - Gold coin anonymously donated at Salvation Army Red Kettle in Rockford (Rockford Register Star)

12/2/2020 - Gold Krugerrand donated to Salvation Army in Rockford (WREX)

12/2/2020 - Gold found in Salvation Army red kettle, worth more than $1K (WIFR)

12/1/2020 - Charities like Salvation Army struggling to get donations amid lockdowns (FOX Business)

12/1/2020 - Glimmers of hope: Gold coin, gold bar dropped in Salvation Army kettles in season of rising need and dwindling donations (Chicago Tribune)

12/1/2020 - Over $13K and 370 turkeys collected for DeKalb Salvation Army during annual Let's Talk Turkey (The MidWeek)

12/1/2020 - Organization Continues To Help Others Despite COVID-19 (Northern Public Radio)

12/1/2020 - Gold coin found in Salvation Army Red Kettle outside Jewel-Osco store in Bartlett (Elgin Courier-News)

12/1/2020 - Salvation Army receives 1st Red Kettle gold donations of 2020 holiday season (ABC 7)

12/1/2020Salvation Army receives first gold donation of the season in red kettles (WBBM 780 AM)

November 2020

11/29/2020 - Charities struggle during Chicago COVID-19 pandemic; Giving Tuesday offers time to give back (ABC 7)

11/28/2020 - The Salvation Army teams with the Bears and Jewel-Osco for coat drive (Gary Crusader)

11/27/2020 - Ejército de Salvación no deja a nadie sin comida este Acción de Gracias en Chicago (Telemundo)

11/27/2020 - The Salvation Army helps a record number of families heading into holidays (Rockford Register Star)

11/27/2020 - COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Nonprofits In Need In Holiday Season (CBS 2)

11/27/2020 - Winter festivities return to Chicago (Chicago Star Media)

11/27/2020 - How to donate to the Salvation Army if you’re staying in to shop (WREX)

11/26/2020 - On Thanksgiving: ‘Just because of the pandemic, it doesn’t mean that volunteer work will stop’ (Chicago Tribune)

11/26/2020 - Salvation Army provides thousands of to-go Thanksgiving meals (FOX 32)

11/26/2020 - Something to be grateful for: Groups stepping up so no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving (WGN)

11/26/2020 - Sikh Religious Society makes Thanksgiving donation (Northwest Indiana Times)

11/26/2020 - Amid COVID-19 surge, Salvation Army offers Thanksgiving meals to go for those in need (CBS 2)

11/26/2020 - Bell ringers needed more than ever as Salvation Army faces high demand (Lake County Journal)

11/25/2020 - Chicago volunteers prep 2,000 Thanksgiving Day meals for those in need (FOX 32)

11/24/2020 - Helping those in need with Angie Hansen (The MidWeek)

11/24/2020 - Hundreds line up for Thanksgiving dinner in East Chicago (Northwest Indiana Times)

11/23/2020 - Pandemic Retail Restrictions Threatening Salvation Army's Adult Rehab Services (NBC 5)

11/23/2020 - STOP IT provides housing to victims of human trafficking (WGN Radio)

11/23/2020 - Salvation Army says pandemic hasn’t impacted donations, but creates more safety protocols (WREX)

11/23/2020 - Your Gift Can Help Rescue Christmas For The Most Vulnerable (Huffington Post)

11/21/2020 - Over $13K and 370 turkeys collected for DeKalb Salvation Army during annual Let's Talk Turkey (Daily Chronicle)

11/21/2020 - Salvation Army teams with Bears, Jewel-Osco to provide winter coats to those in need (Northwest Indiana Times)

11/20/2020 - Salvation Army receives silver bar from donor (Rockford Register Star)

11/20/2020 - Salvation Army Lake County Announces Winter Coat Drive Event (Indiana 105.5 FM)

11/20/2020 - Salvation Army to benefit from Chicago Bears Coat Drive Saturday (Northwest Indiana Times)

11/19/2020 - With Greater Need, Less Giving, The Salvation Army Marches On (NBC 5)

11/18/2020 - How to Support The Salvation Army During the Pandemic (WCIU)

11/17/2020 - Holiday volunteering will look a lot different this year due to COVID-19. Here are 10 ways you can still help — in person or virtually. (Chicago Tribune)

11/16/2020 - WBBM Newsradio's Good Neighbor Radiothon (93 XRT)

11/16/2020 - 12 hours of Salvation Army toy drive set for Dec. 4 (WREX)

11/14/2020 - Pandemic brings ‘challenges’ for Salvation Army’s annual red kettle campaign (Aurora Beacon News)

11/13/2020 - Volunteers needed to help Red Kettle drive (Northwest Indiana Times)

11/13/2020 - History of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign (WGN Radio)

11/12/2020 - Breaking it down: fundraising during a pandemic (WIFR)

11/12/2020 - Salvation Army worried about fundraising goals due to the pandemic (WTVO)

11/11/2020 - Salvation Army launches Red Kettle campaign to meet increased needs during pandemic (WGN America)

11/11/2020 - John Williams & The Salvation Army Radiothon - December 16 (WGN Radio)

11/11/2020 - Salvation Army's red kettles come to Woodridge area (Patch)

11/10/2020 - Salvation Army launches new type of Red Kettle campaign amid pandemic (FOX 32)

11/10/2020 - Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign begins in Elgin (Daily Herald)

11/10/2020 - Chicago Bears announce 32nd annual coat drive (NBC 5)

11/10/2020 - Salvation Army’s red kettle Rescue Christmas campaign kicks off (The MidWeek)

11/10/2020 - Chicago Bears kick off coat drive to benefit Salvation Army (WBBM 780 AM)

11/9/2020 - Facing increasing need, Salvation Army debuts red kettles early (WGN)

11/9/2020 - Salvation Army in Winnebago County receives silver bar from anonymous donor (WREX)

11/9/2020 - Anonymous donor gifts silver bar to local Salvation Army (WTVO)

11/9/2020 - Local Salvation Army receives silver bar from anonymous donor (WIFR)

11/9/2020 - Salvation Army red kettles take on a virtual twist during the pandemic (FOX 32)

11/9/2020 - 'Rescatar la Navidad', la campaña dedicada a ayudar a los más necesitados en Chicago (Univision)

11/9/2020 - Salvation Army of McHenry County looking for volunteer bell ringers (Northwest Herald)

11/9/2020 - Salvation Army bringing out Red Kettles today (CBS 2)

11/9/2020 - The Salvation Army launches its annual Red Kettle Campaign today (WGN Radio)

11/9/2020 - Angel Tree goes virtual: give a gift to kids in need this holiday season (NBC 5)

11/9/2020 - Salvation Army's iconic red kettles return outside stores Monday (93 XRT)

11/9/2020 - Salvation Army's red kettle Rescue Christmas campaign kicks off (Daily Chronicle)

11/9/2020 - Salvation Army's iconic red kettles return outside stores Monday (WBBM 780 AM)

11/9/2020 - Pop-up food market in Rockford (WIFR)

11/8/2020 - Chicago Connection: Salvation Army launches Red Kettle Campaign (B96)

11/8/2020 - Salvation Army rolls out annual Red Kettle Campaign on Monday (WGN Radio)

11/7/2020 - Nonprofits prepare for holiday season of increased need (WREX)

11/6/2020 - Walmart une sus fuerzas con Salvation Army (Telemundo)

11/6/2020 - LITE FM flips the switch to Christmas music (93.9 LITE FM)

11/6/2020 - Walmart teams up with Salvation Army to provide holiday assistance (WIFR)

11/5/2020 - Ring the bells: Salvation Army plans to bring out red kettles next week as organization anticipates 50% decrease in donations (Chicago Tribune)

11/4/2020 - Geneva church collecting donations of food, socks on Nov. 14 for Salvation Army (Daily Herald)

October 2020

10/30/2020 - Salvation Army's Red Kettles will be out in Lake County starting October 31 (WLJE-FM)

10/29/2020 - Rescue Christmas campaign (NBC 5)

10/28/2020 - COVID-19 leads to alterations of Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign (Northwest Indiana Times)

10/26/2020 - NBC's Andy Avalos raises money for The Salvation Army (NBC 5)

10/21/2020 - Mayor credits city employees, partners who led feeding efforts during COVID (WBEZ)

10/20/2020 - Urgent need leads to new, earlier date for MLK Food Drive in Elgin (Daily Herald)

10/15/2020 - Potempa: Salvation Army ringing bell-warning sign for volunteers (Post-Tribune)

10/14/2020 - Salvation Army seeking volunteer bell ringers (WJOB 1230 AM)

10/12/2020 - Salvation Army launches its Rescue Christmas program 2 months early (Daily Chronicle)

10/6/2020 - New Salvation Army leadership discusses Rescue Christmas campaign (Real Chat Daddy Show)

10/6/2020 - LAUW awards $360,000 to Salvation Army (Building Indiana)

10/3/2020 - Scores of masks, cleaners donated to area schools (Northwest Indiana Times)

10/2/2020 - Strack & Van Til raises $30,000 for Salvation Army through Checkout Challenge (Northwest Indiana Times)

10/1/2020 - Salvation Army of Winnebago County up 500% this year in helping local families (WREX)

10/1/2020 - What does a 'K-shaped' shaped recovery look like? Christmas spending may expose deep economic inequity in U.S. (Chicago Tribune)

September 2020

9/29/2020 - Salvation Army calls on community to help Rescue Christmas (Chicago Crusader)

9/23/2020 - Salvation Army launches early efforts to save Christmas (Northwest Indiana Times)

9/17/2020 - Salvation Army sees increased demand while donations are expected to drop (Chicago Sun-Times)

9/17/2020 - Salvation Army's Red Kettle drive in Elgin starts 2 months early as officials brace for huge need increase (Elgin Courier-News)

9/17/2020 - Salvation Army starting its Red Kettles early this year (93.9 LITE FM)

9/16/2020 - Salvation Army gets early start on fundraising to 'rescue Christmas' during pandemic (ABC 7)

9/16/2020 - Community Court project (NBC 5)

9/16/2020 - Salvation Army Winnebago County gets a jump start on its annual fundraising campaign (WIFR)

9/16/2020 - $25K Salvation Army donation expected to aid Rolling Meadows residents (Journal & Topics)

9/15/2020 - Salvation Army tells Chicagoans how to 'rescue Christmas' (WGN Radio)

9/15/2020 - Salvation Army kettle bells ringing two months early, citing 'unprecedented need' (Daily Herald)

9/15/2020 - Salvation Army switches gears on Red Kettle campaign (Northwest Indiana Times)

9/15/2020 - Salvation Army już rozpoczęło świąteczną zbiórkę (Monitor)

9/15/2020 - Salvation Army brings out Red Kettles, pleas for early donations (CBS 2)

9/14/2020 - Salvation Army brings out the kettles, starts Christmas campaign two months early due to COVID-19 (Chicago Sun-Times)

9/14/2020 - Salvation Army starts collecting two months early (FOX 32)

9/14/2020 - Salvation Army begins Red Kettle holiday fundraising nearly two months early (NBC 5)

9/14/2020 - Salvation Army starts early in asking for donations (WBBM 780 AM)

9/14/2020 - Salvation Army starts red kettle fundraising early, hoping to 'rescue Christmas' (ABC 7)

9/14/2020 - Salvation Army launches Christmas campaign 2 months early to meet fivefold increase in needs amid pandemic (Chicago Tribune)

9/14/2020 - Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle fundraiser in September to Rescue Christmas (WTTW)

9/8/2020 - In month 7 of pandemic, DeKalb County service agencies talk growing need (Daily Chronicle)

9/6/2020 - At least four Stone Park residences destroyed after Saturday fire (WGN)

9/6/2020 - Salvation Army joins forces with Community Crisis Center for toy distribution (WBBM 780 AM)

9/4/2020 - Elgin Salvation Army and Community Crisis Center joining forces on new, larger toy effort (Elgin Courier-News)

9/4/2020 - United Methodist Church of Geneva to host drive-in food drive (Kane County Chronicle)

9/4/2020 - Will County opioid overdoses rising during COVID pandemic (Times Weekly)

9/3/2020 - Elgin mayor speaks with new Salvation Army officers (Elgin Today)

9/3/2020 - Salvation Army in Evanston welcomes new officer (Patch)

9/2/2020 - America at hunger's edge (New York Times Magazine)

9/2/2020 - Aunt Millie's does its part during pandemic to help Salvation Army, other food banks (Northwest Indiana Times)

9/1/2020 - Elgin Salvation Army, Community Crisis Center teaming up for the holidays (Daily Herald)

9/1/2020 - Bill payment assistance available for qualified Nicor customers (Times Weekly)

August 2020

8/31/2020 - Norridge Salvation Army hands out school supplies (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

8/28/2020 - Strack & Van Til checkout challenge to raise funds for Salvation Army (Northwest Indiana Times)

8/28/2020 - Hurricane Laura: how you can help Louisiana and Texas (WBBM 780 AM)

8/28/2020 - Hurricane Laura: how you can help Louisiana and Texas (93.1 WXRT)

8/25/2020 - Salvation Army partnership, new resident assistance program proposed in Rolling Meadows (Journal & Topics)

8/24/2020 - Checkout Challenge benefits Salvation Army (Northwest Indiana Times)

8/24/2020 - Second First Church opens its doors as cooling center (WTVO)

8/22/2020 - Families provided food during pop-up market in Rockford (WIFR)

8/19/2020 - Salvation Army to host community free drive-thru BBQ in DeKalb Thursday (Daily Chronicle)

8/19/2020 - Salvation Army assists residents without power (The MidWeek)

8/17/2020 - Cook County helps out communities struggling from power outages (WBBM 780 AM)

8/14/2020 - Food distribution in Harvey (WGN)

8/13/2020 - 3 days after massive storm battered Chicago area, most Harvey residents still without power (Chicago Sun-Times)

8/13/2020 - Storm cleanup in Lombard; Salvation Army supports those impacted (FOX 32)

8/11/2020 - Restorative Justice courts now in Avondale, Englewood (Chicago Crusader)

8/10/2020 - 'Stuff the Bus' to provide school supplies to children in need (Daily Herald)

8/6/2020 - Salvation Army and Walmart announce "Stuff the Bus" campaign (Patch)

8/4/2020 - Fox Valley Grantmakers COVID-19 Response Fund awards thousands to local nonprofits (Kane County Chronicle)

8/4/2020 - Food drive to stock Salvation Army Tri-City pantry amid pandemic (Patch)

8/2/2020 - One man's trash can do good for others (Northwest Indiana Times)

July 2020

7/31/2020 - 2 new restorative justice courts to open next month in Avondale and Englewood (Chicago Sun-Times)

7/28/2020 - Two new captains at Salvation Army Norridge; food bank's demand increased over 270% since March (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

7/28/2020 - Joliet single mom cut short COVID-19 hospital stay to take care of kids (Joliet Herald-News)

7/27/2020 - Salvation Army takes piano classes online to uplift seniors trapped in quarantine (FOX 32)

7/27/2020 - Meet the 7-year-old philanthropist handing out masks to the homeless in Chicago (Real Simple magazine)

7/27/2020 - Salvation Army Tri-City Corps to host food pantry drive on August 15 (Daily Herald)

7/21/2020 - Poll: Pandemic hurting Americans' finances in disparate ways (Kane County Chronicle)

7/20/2020 - Cooling center operating in Rockford (WTVO)

7/18/2020 - Salvation Army provides water, snacks to Cook County cooling centers (WBBM 780 AM)

7/17/2020 - Help McHenry County Salvation Army give out school supplies to kids in need (Daily Herald)

7/15/2020 - Couple leaving Aurora Salvation Army to take helm in Elgin (Elgin Courier-News)

7/15/2020 - DuPage County Board awards $1 million to 56 local nonprofits (WBBM 780 AM)

7/14/2020 - Salvation Army Aurora receives grants for food and financial assistance (Daily Herald)

7/14/2020 - DuPage Foundation grants total $1 million to aid nonprofits during COVID-19 pandemic (Daily Herald)

7/8/2020 - Taste of Chicago restaurants provide meals to feature community meals (FOX 32)

7/8/2020 - Taste of Chicago to-go kicks off with food trucks, virtual events (ABC 7)

7/7/2020 - DeKalb County cooling centers now open for residents to beat the heat amid COVID-19 pandemic (Daily Chronicle)

7/2/2020 - Reimagined Taste of Chicago to offer expanded Community Eats program (WBBM 780 AM)

7/1/2020 - The Salvation Army of McHenry County provides school supplies for families in need (Daily Herald)

June 2020

6/29/2020 - Salvation Army Aurora receives grants for food pantry (Patch)

6/28/2020 - Chicago Connection: Salvation Army offers food and financial assistance during COVID-19 pandemic (B96)

6/27/2020 - Temporary food pantry in Crystal Lake helps with increased need during COVID-19 pandemic (Northwest Herald)

6/26/2020 - Munster Rotary Club donates $5,000 to fight hunger (Northwest Indiana Times)

6/26/2020 - Salvation Army of Lake County gets $10,000 boost from NIPSCO, NiSource Foundation (Northwest Indiana Business Magazine)

6/25/2020 - Seniors, homeless at Chicago care facilities receive origami from 16-year-old girl (WGN)

6/25/2020 - NIPSCO donates $10,000 to Salvation Army (Northwest Indiana Times)

6/25/2020 - NICOR gas offers assistance for customers impacted by COVID-19 (WIFR)

6/24/2020 - 7-year-old Lombard girl donating masks for the homeless, with an even bigger goal in mind (Daily Herald)

6/24/2020 - Blood drive, free COVID-19 antibody testing in Norridge Thursday (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

6/18/2020 - Chicago resale shops open with safety precautions. With surge in donations, potential treasure awaits. (Chicago Tribune)

6/17/2020 - Lines for Salvation Army donations (WQRF-TV)

6/16/2020 - Donations rise, lines form as thrift stores open (Associated Press)

6/14/2020 - Round 2 of COVID-19 relief grants awards $98K to 23 county organizations (Daily Chronicle)

6/12/2020 - Friday Feel Good Roundup: Teen creates cards for quarantined seniors (WGN-TV)

6/12/2020 - Salvation Army is taking donations again (FOX 32)

6/8/2020 - Aurora social service agencies look to aid those who 'don't know where to turn' for help (Aurora Beacon-News)

6/5/2020 - New food bank director to 'take it to another level' during pandemic crisis (Post-Tribune)

6/5/2020 - Today is National Donut Day (CBS 2)

6/5/2020 - Be Chicago: Together we can (NBC Sports Chicago)

6/4/2020 - We Hear You (The War Cry)

6/4/2020 - National Donut Day 2020 (WBBM-AM 780)

6/2/2020 -Devastated Business Owner Likely Won’t Reopen After Looting (NBC 5)

6/2/2020 - Salvation Army Prays for Racial Harmony (WQRF-TV)

6/2/2020 - Local Salvation Army prays for peace and equality amid protests (WTVO-TV)

6/1/2020 - Rockford Family Stores Open Up (WREX-TV)

May 2020

5/28/2020 - Salvation Army Thrift Stores To Reopen in Illinois With Changes (NBC 5)

5/24/2020 - Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid due to COVID-19 (WGN-TV Online)

5/24/2020 - Public youth sports concerned about lasting COVID-19 effect (Associated Press)

5/22/2020 - G&W Electric Donates $27K to Salvation Army of Joliet (Patch)

5/21/2020 - Advantage Toyota, Salvation Army partner to feed families in need (Northwest Indiana Times)

5/21/2020 - 130 Elgin seniors surprised with home supplies from the Salvation Army, Rotary Club and local restaurant chain (Elgin Courier)

5/20/2020 - Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association to Sponsor National 'COVID-19 Day of Service' on May 22 (Daily Herald Business)

5/19/2020 - Salvation Army Nearly Ready for Your Donations (WBBM-AM Online)

5/19/2020 - Salvation Army Thrift Shops Prepare to Open Again (WBBM 780)

5/15/2020 - NFL Star Donovan McNabb Surprises 100 Englewood Families With Pizza Day (Block Club Chicago)

5/15/2020 - Candace Cameron Bure Talks Salvation Army and COVID-19 (Chicago Today)

5/14/2020 - Donovan McNabb Providing Pizza Day at Salvation Army (Fox 32)

5/13/2020 - Former NFL Quarterback Gives Back (WGN-TV)

5/12/2020 - Chicago Unites for Live Virtual Coronavirus Relief Event (NBC5)

5/12/2020 - ‘Illegal Dumping’: Salvation Army Says Donations Left at Closed Stores Go to Trash (NBC5)

5/8/2020 - 7-Year-Old Suburban Girl On A ‘Mask Mission’ (NBC5)

5/8/2020 - Collection center still collecting items (WQRF-TV)

5/8/2020 - Winnebago County collection center still in need of items (WTVO-TV)

5/8/2020 - Lombard youth donating masks to Salvation Army clients (NBC5)

5/8/2020 - 7-year-old suburban girl donating masks to anyone she can (Fox 32)

5/6/2020 - Lake Area United Way donates $225K to local Salvation Army for COVID-19 relief (Northwest Indiana Times)

5/6/2020 - Husband serenades neighborhood, wife from balcony (WGN-TV)

5/5/2020 - Salvation Army officer entertains neighborhood from balcony (WBBM-AM)

5/5/2020 - When will The Salvation Army thrift shops open? (WGN720 AM)

5/5/2020 - ¿Dónde buscar ayuda durante la crisis del COVID-19? (WSNS-TV)

5/5/2020 - Chicago man recovering from COVID-19 serenades wife, neighbors nightly from River North balcony (ABC7)

5/5/2020 - Giving Tuesday Now shines spotlight on need for nonprofits (The Times Weekly)

5/3/2020 - Salvation Army delivers much-needed help to quarantined family after mom gets COVID-19 (WGN-TV)

April 2020

4/30/2020 - Aurora-area food pantry leaders say need greater than ever due to COVID-19 pandemic

4/30/2020 - High Demand for Food Pantries in Western Suburbs (WBBM-AM)

4/30/2020 - Food Pantries in Aurora See Growing Need (WBBM-AM)

4/29/2020 - Be Chicago: Together we Can (NBCSports Chicago)

4/29/2020 - Horizon Bank Donates $6,000 to The Salvation Army of Lake County for COVID-19 Relief (Chicago Crusader)

4/28/2020 - Emergency Operations Center Seeking Donations (WTVO-TV)

4/28/2020 - Chicago Launches Feeding Call Center (Windy City Times)

4/27/2020 - Cicero Hit Hard by COVID-19 (WTTW Chicago Tonight)

4/27/2020 - ‘Black-ish’ star Deon Cole expected to headline coronavirus telethon fundraiser (Chicago Sun-Times)

4/26/2020 - NFL Raises More Than $100 Million For Coronavirus Relief During The Draft (V103)

4/25/2020 - Chicago Launches Emergency Food Deliveries for Quarantined Residents (CBS 2)

4/24/2020 - Chicago Launches Emergency Food Coordination Center (WXRT-FM Online)

4/24/2020 - Lake Emergency Response Fund aids local charities (Chicago Tribune Online)

4/24/2020 - City of Chicago Announces Emergency Food Coordination Center (WBBM 780)

4/23/2020 - Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union & More Recreate Iconic 'Whassup' Commercial (iHeart Radio Music News)

4/23/2020 - NFL Draft Raises Money for Coronavirus Relief (NBC 5)

4/17/2020 - The Salvation Army wants to help DeKalb County residents pay rent, utility bills (DeKalb Daily Chronicle)

4/15/2020 - Don't dump! Save spring cleaning items for thrift stores' reopening (Kane County Chronicle)

4/15/2020 - Salvation Army of Lake County Spreading Smiles during Stay-At-Home Order (WLJE-FM online)

4/14/2020 - COVID-19 response collection center opens (WIFR-TV online)

4/14/2020 - Salvation Army opens COVID-19 donation center (WIFR)

4/14/2020 - Rockford area COVID-19 donations center opens (Rockford Register Star)

4/14/2020 - Strack & Van Til raised $46,000 for the Salvation Army, donated $50,000 to the United Way (Northwest Indiana Times)

4/14/2020 - Collaboration to provide almost 4.5 tons of food to The Salvation Army (Chicago Crusader)

4/13/2020 - COVID-19 Donation Center opens at former Circuit City building (Rock River Times)

4/13/2020 - City partners with Salvation Army to provide support to homeless (WGN-TV)

4/13/2020 - Salvation Army launches national hotline (NBC 5)

4/10/2020 - Rogers Park senior struggles to get groceries amid COVID-19 crisis (ABC 7)

4/10/2020 - Salvation Army Steps Up to Meet Needs (The Epoch Times)

4/8/2020 - NBC 5 Hosts Making a Difference Donation Drive Benefiting Salvation Army (NBC 5)

4/8/2020 - NBC 5 Making a Difference Donation Drive (NBC 5)

4/8/2020 - Salvation Army Commissioner discusses need for public support (NBC 5)

4/7/2020 - Salvation Army Sees 500% increase in request for help (NBC 5)

4/6/2020 - Salvation Army Sees Large Spike in Requests for Help in Illinois, Indiana Due to COVID-19 (NBC 5)

4/6/2020 - Images: Take a break and enjoy The Week in Pictures (Daily Herald)

4/4/2020 - Salvation Army holding weekly food drives on Saturdays in Elgin (

4/4/2020 - The Salvation Army distributes food in Elgin (WGN 9)

4/3/2020 - Seniors get food delivery thanks to Salvation Army, donors in Elgin (Daily Herald)

4/3/2020 - Salvation Army volunteers helping people with food and prayer in drive through (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

4/2/2020 - Salvation Army: Please, No Donations Of Castoff Items Right Now (WBBM-AM)

4/1/2020 - Free Pantries in Chicago and Suburbs (Spanish Language - Radio Claret America)

March 2020

3/31/2020 - The Salvation Army facing 500% increase in emergency needs (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/30/2020 - Shamrock Shuffle donates supplies to Salvation Army (CBS 2)

3/30/2020 - Salvation Army serving families during COVID-19 Pandemic (Chicago Crusader)

3/30/2020 - Foundations, nonprofits act swiftly to contend with the coronavirus (Chicago Sun-Times)

3/29/2020 - Salvation Army filling gap with food pantry (WBBM-AM)

3/29/2020 - Salvation Army Expanding Food Pantry (WBBM-AM)

3/29/2020 - Salvation Army Expands Food Pantry Hours Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (WBBM-AM)

3/28/2020 -  Salvation Army says hang on to those donations (WBBM-AM)

3/28/2020 - Salvation Army Opens Emotional Spiritual Support Hotline As Coronavirus Pandemic Brings Anxiety, Uncertainty To Chicagoans (WBBM-AM)

3/27/2020 - Salvation Army Launches ESC hotline (WBBM-AM)

3/27/2020 - Salvation Army Opens Emotional and Spiritual Hotline. (WBBM-AM)

3/27/2020 - Need Counsel? The Salvation Army Will Listen (WXRT-FM)

3/27/2020 - DeKalb Township donates $5,000 to The Salvation Army for COVID-19 efforts (Daily Chronicle)

3/27/2020 - Chicagoland thrift stores are closed because of the coronavirus. But people are still dropping off their stuff (Chicago Tribune)

3/26/2020 - Salvation Army establishes emotional and spiritual hotline (NBC 5)

3/26/2020 - How you can get financial help to get through the coronavirus crisis (Chicago Tribune) 

3/26/2020 - Salvation Army Expands Mobile Food Pantries, Leads Mass Response During Coronavirus Crisis (NBC 5)

3/24/2020 - Good News: Salvation Army food donations (Northwest Herald)

3/24/2020 - COVID-19 fund makes first grants, prioritizing safety-net providers (Crain's Chicago Business)

3/23/2020 - Strack & Van Til launches emergency fundraiser for those impacted by coronavirus pandemic (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/22/2020 - The Salvation Army Renews Valued Partnership For Unwanted Item Pickup (Forbes)

3/21/2020 - City organizations band together to bring food, services to all residents (WBBM 780 AM)

3/21/2020 - Chicago food supply will remain "stocked and available" during stay-at-home order (Chicago Sun-Times)

3/21/2020 - Coronavirus Chicago: Ways Chicagoans can help others during the COVID-19 "stay-at-home" order (ABC 7)

3/21/2020 - Chicago y entidades trabajan para garantizar acceso a comida y servicios durante la epidemia de coronavirus (LaRaza)

3/21/2020 - City of Chicago partners with local organizations to ensure all residents have access to food and basic services during COVID-19 (Chicago Defender)

3/20/2020 - Salvation Army suspending all retail store operations, announces services (Rockford Register Star)

/3/20/2020 - Salvation Army expands food pantry programs in response to food availability concerns (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/18/2020 - Feeding the need (The MidWeek - DeKalb)

3/18/2020 - Salvation Army expands services in Lake County (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/15/2020 - Mayor Lightfoot recognizes Salvation Army's assistance at O'Hare Airport (WGN Radio)

3/15/2020 - Mayor Lightfoot reacts to exceedingly long lines at airport due to Coronavirus screening (NBC 5)

3/15/2020 - Salvation Army assisting travelers getting screened for COVID-19 at O'Hare airport (WBBM Newsradio 780 AM)

3/13/2020 - The Salvation Army responds to COVID-19 pandemic (Yahoo Finance)

3/11/2020 - Salvation Army Tri-City Corps offering a free weekly breakfast (Daily Herald)

3/4/2020 - Salvation Army to offer new programs in Gary, Merrillville (Northwest Indiana Times)

February 2020

2/29/2020 - Salvation Army chaplain helps a city in mourning (WBBM Newsradio 780 AM)

2/26/2020 - 50 years of the Hauser Jr. High food drive benefiting Salvation Army (WGN-TV)

2/17/2020 - Elgin Kiwanis, Salvation Army distribute coats to U-46 students (Daily Herald)

2/16/2020 - Toyota supports Chicago community by donating winter boots to homeless families (Rolling Out)

2/14/2020 - Toyota donates $15,000 to Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge (Chicago Crusader)

2/13/2020 - Salvation Army Family Store has Valentine's items (WIFR)

2/11/2020 - Salvation Army Aurora Corps reminds of warming center ahead of dangerous cold (Patch)

2/11/2020 - Chicago Bears, Salvation Army collecting coats (WBBM Newsradio 780 AM)

2/9/2020 - Immigrant hones English, becomes U.S. citizen with Norridge Citadel's help (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

2/8/2020 - He plays a hero cop on TV. But actor is real life hero too (WGN-TV)

2/8/2020 - 'Walk in my boots' program gives away hundreds of pairs of winter boots (WGN-TV)

2/8/2020 - Toyota discusses 'Walk in my boots' program (WLS-AM 890)

2/5/2020 - Toyota's 2020 Walk in My Boots Chicago provides for homeless families (Chicago Defender)

January 2020

1/31/2020 - The Salvation Army urgently requesting donations (Rockford Register Star)

1/30/2020 - Alisa Hecimovich named chair of advisory board for Salvation Army of Lake County (Northwest Indiana Business Magazine)

1/28/2020 - Donations needed for 31st annual Chicago Bears Coat Drive (FOX 32)

1/26/2020 - At a Blue Island church called Crossgenerations, strummers ages 13 to 80 gather to make music together (Daily Southtown)

1/23/2020 - Local Salvation Army in need of donations (WIFR)

1/23/2020 - TJ Builders Club rings bells for Salvation Army (Northwest Indiana Times)

1/14/2020 - Salvation Army assisting with relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Australia (FOX 32)

1/10/2020 - Salvation Army seeking donations after Red Kettle campaign shortfall (Rockford Register Star)

1/8/2020 - How to help Puerto Rico after deadly earthquake (NBC 5)

1/7/2020 - Lake County food pantries in 'desperate need' of meat after busy holiday season (Northwest Indiana Times)

1/1/2020 - Firefighters net double last year's donations to McHenry County Salvation Army campaign (Northwest Herald)

December 2019

12/30/2019 - Four gold coins dropped into red kettles in Crystal Lake before Christmas (Patch)

12/28/2019 - Salvation Army: 4 gold coins dropped in Crystal Lake red kettle just before Christmas (Northwest Herald)

12/26/2019 - Two gold coins dropped one day apart as Red Kettle campaign ends (NBC 5)

12/25/2019 - Salvation Army serves up 2,500 Christmas meals (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/25/2019 - Thousands share Christmas spirit throughout Chicago (FOX 32)

12/25/2019 - Gold coins worth $10K donated to Salvation Army kettle campaign (CBS 2)

12/24/2019 - Salvation Army red kettle donations fall $51K short in Winnebago County (Rockford Register Star)

12/24/2019 - Red Kettle campaign falls short of goal (WREX)

12/24/2019 - Gold coin worth nearly $2,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/23/2019 - Chicago P.D. star rings bell for Salvation Army (NBC 5)

12/23/2019 - People catching on to Salvation Army's new cashless option at red kettles (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/23/2019 - Salvation Army gets $40,000 donation (NBC 5)

12/23/2019 - The Salvation Army receives an unexpected surprise donation (WIFR)

12/22/2019 - Salvation Army making final push to meet Red Kettle Campaign goal (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/21/2019 - 'A great help:' Parents pick up Christmas toys at Salvation Army in Elgin (Daily Herald)

12/20/2019 - Salvation Army toy giveaway (NBC 5)

12/20/2019 - In Lowell, Salvation Army ringer fills big shoes for late predecessor (Post-Tribune)

12/20/2019 - Salvation Army 'still in great need of donations' to reach its goal (Aurora Beacon News)

12/19/2019 - Salvation Army Red Kettle stolen outside Macy's on State Street (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/18/2019 - Salvation Army bell ringer brings cheer to DeKalb store (Daily Chronicle)

12/18/2019 - The John Williams Show 2nd Annual Salvation Army Radiothon (WGN Radio)

12/18/2019 - Nine gold coins worth up to $1,600 each donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (Newsweek)

12/18/2019 - New way to donate at Salvation Army red kettles (WBEZ)

12/17/2019 - 'Come to Bethlehem' recreates nativity story with pageantry, marketplace (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

12/16/2019 - Salvation Army Fatherhood in Action program: from incarceration to family life (WGN Radio)

12/15/2019 - Salvation Army's annual fundraiser brings a familiar ring to the season (Cook County Chronicle)

12/15/2019 - Fourth gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (FOX 32)

12/15/2019 - Fourth gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/15/2019 - Fourth gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/14/2019 - Lake Central donates thousands of toys to Lake County Angel Tree program (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/13/2019 - Music equals donations for Salvation Army bell ringer, who organizes quartests to play around his red kettle (Elgin Courier-News)

12/12/2019 - $1,600 gold coin dropped into Salvation Army kettle in Naperville by anonymous donor (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/12/2019 - Gold coin worth $1,600 dropped in suburban Salvation Army kettle (NBC 5)

12/11/2019 - $1,600 Krugerrand found in Salvation Army kettle at Casey's Foods in Naperville, continuing an anonymous donor tradition (Naperville Sun)

12/11/2019 - Gold coin worth $1,600 put in Salvation Army bucket in Naperville (Patch)

12/9/2019 - Norridge Salvation Army celebrates 25 years of 'Come to Bethlehem' living nativity, concert (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

12/9/2019 - Former Salvation Army client Jim Christensen spent his 25th wedding anniversary getting help (WGN Radio)

12/8/2019 - Holiday celebration shows off four cultures' Christmas celebrations (WIFR)

12/6/2019 - WBBM News Radio 24th annual radiothon to benefit Salvation Army (CBS 2)

12/6/2019 - Salvation Army truly brought Salvation to suburban business owner (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/6/2019 - The Salvation Army on hand to help first responders fight Great Oaks fire (WTVO)

12/5/2019 - Battle of the Badges raises money for The Salvation Army (WREX)

12/4/2019 - Gold coin valued at nearly $2,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/4/2019 - $75,000 donation rings Salvation Army's bell (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/3/2019 - The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps launches 'Give a Twenty Tuesday' (Kane County Chronicle)

12/2/2019 - Salvation Army volunteers spread holiday cheer by creating food baskets (NBC 5)

12/2/2019 - STOP-IT, Salvation Army Initiative Against Human Trafficking (WGN Radio) 

12/1/2019 - Salvation Army kettle stolen from front of Mag Mile store (NBC 5)

12/1/2019 - Magnificent Mile Salvation Army donation kettle stolen (Chicago Sun-Times)

November 2019 

11/29/2019 - Second gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (Chicago Sun-Times)

11/29/2019 - Salvation Army programs help the community during the holidays and beyond (Daily Chronicle)

11/28/2019 - Chicago Thanksgiving events: 86th annual Thanksgiving Day parade, Turkey Trot, free meals (ABC 7)

11/28/2019 - Salvation Army opens its doors to feed hundreds for Thanksgiving (WBBM Newsradio 780)

11/27/2019 - Hospitality company making 2,500 meals for the homeless this Thanksgiving (FOX 32)

11/27/2019 - No cash? Salvation Army now accepting mobile donations (Chicago Tribune)

11/27/2019 - Salvation Army red kettle adding Apple Pay and Google Pay options (FOX 32)

11/26/2019 - Capt. Mary Kim looks to connect Evanston Salvation Army with community (Daily Northwestern)

11/26/2019 - Second gold coin of the season dropped in Geneva Salvation Army bucket (Kane County Chronicle)

11/26/2019 - Gold coin valued at $1,500 found in Salvation Army donation kettle in downtown Geneva (Elgin Courier-News)

11/26/2019 - Second gold coin donated to Salvation Army (NBC 5)

11/25/2019 - Salvation Army beneficiary and case aide Warren Peeler lost his family before The Salvation Army became it (WGN Radio)

11/24/2019 - Salvation Army Red Kettles now take Apple Pay, Google Pay (CBS 2)

11/24/2019 - LaRoyce Hawkins from NBC's 'Chicago P.D.': Spreading good cheer this holiday season with Salvation Army (WGN Radio)

11/21/2019 - The Salvation Army lights up giant red kettle (WREX)

11/20/2019 - Crystal Lake Salvation Army aims for $217,000 collection goal during bell ringing season (Northwest Herald)

11/20/2019 - Chicago Bears launch 31st annual coat drive (WGN Radio)

11/19/2019 - The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps kicks off annual Red Kettle Campaign in Kane County (Kane County Chronicle)

11/18/2019 - Salvation Army Commissioner Barry Swanson on John's $35,000 red kettle goal (WGN Radio) 

11/16/2019 - Santa kicks off holiday season at Spring Hill Mall with help of Elgin Salvation Army (Elgin Courier-News)

11/14/2019 - Salvation Army Freedom Center offers hope, help to those in need on Chicago's west side (ABC 7)

11/14/2019 - Salvation Army collects gold coin (Chicago Sun-Times)

11/14/2019 - Salvation Army collects first gold coin of the season in the Chicago area (NBC 5)

11/14/2019 - Salvation Army collects first gold coin of the season in Chicago area (WBBM Newsradio 780)

11/14/2019 - The Salvation Army in need of bell ringers (Northwest Herald)

11/13/2019 - Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives first gold coin of season (Daily Herald)

11/12/2019 - Esta organización regala cobijas y sopa caliente a los más necesitados en Chicago (Univision)

11/12/2019 - Chicago providing shelter for the homeless during record cold (WGN)

11/11/2019 - Major Nancy Powers of The Salvation Army: "I get to experience their first meeting" on beneficiaries of The Salvation Army (WGN Radio) 

11/9/2019 - St. Charles Public Library declares amnesty with food for fines program (Kane County Chronicle)

11/8/2019 - Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign begins with new ways to donate (Patch)

11/8/2019 - Red Kettle Campaign kicks off today (NBC 5)

11/8/2019 - Red Kettle Campaign starts today (ABC 7)

11/8/2019 - Friday Flyover: Salvation Army (WGN)

11/7/2019 - Making a Difference: Preparing for the Red Kettle Campaign (Telemundo)

11/5/2019 - Salvation Army to accept smartphone donations at Red Kettles this year (NBC 5)

11/5/2019 - Wintrust Business Lunch: Salvation Army Red Kettle upgrades (WGN Radio)

11/5/2019 - Chicago getting into the holiday spirit with Christmas 50 days away (FOX 32)

11/5/2019 - Salvation Army to accept donations via Apple Pay, Google Pay (WLS-AM 890)

11/5/2019 - Salvation Army helps 93.9 LITE FM flip the switch to Christmas (93.9 LITE FM)

11/4/2019 - Don't have change? You can still put money in the red kettle this holiday season (Chicago Sun-Times)

11/4/2019 - No spare change for the kettle? No problem. The Salvation Army can take mobile payments now. (Chicago Tribune)

11/4/2019 - Aurora Salvation Army to kick off kettle campaign (Aurora Beacon-News)

October 2019

10/31/2019 - Cashless donations accepted at Salvation Army Red Kettles this year (CBS 2)

10/30/2019 - DeKalb's Salvation Army opens applications for those in need of holiday help (Daily Chronicle)

10/28/2019 - It Happens Here: interview with Summar Ghias of the STOP-IT initiative (Comcast Newsmakers)

10/28/2019 - Salvation Army hopes to feed 3,500 in Rockford this winter (WTVO)

10/25/2019 - Aurora Salvation Army Corps launches $8 million community center (XPian News)

10/25/2019 - Salvation Army of McHenry County to host multichamber mixer for Red Kettle campaign (Daily Herald)

10/22/2019 - 'This work is very gratifying:' Park Ridge man repairs donated computers for Salvation Army clients (Park Ridge Herald-Advocate)

10/21/2019 - DuPage Airport drill simulates nighttime crash (Daily Herald)

10/21/2019 - Salvation Army of Winnebago County to host food drive (Rockford Register Star)

10/21/2019 - Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others (Chicago Tribune)

10/19/2019 - Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others (ABC News)

10/19/2019 - Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

10/18/2019 - The Salvation Army is at the core of soul salvation (Chicago Korea Times)

10/18/2019 - Salvation Army Providing Programs for CPS families during strike (Patch)

10/18/2019 - Parents bring children to Salvation Army during strike (WBBM Newsradio 780)

10/17/2019 - From the aquarium to synagogues, here are the places that have stepped in as Chicago teachers go on strike (CNN)

10/17/2019 - Agencies give parents options while school is canceled (FOX 32)

10/17/2019 - Where to find childcare with CPS classes canceled (ABC 7)

10/17/2019 - Some parents and kids enjoy day off from school -- but don't want too many (Chicago Sun-Times)

10/17/2019 - Community, churches, and park district centers open doors during strike (WGN Radio)

10/17/2019 - Where parents can drop off students during strike (CBS 2)

10/17/2019 - Child care options for parents during CPS strike (WLS-AM 890)

10/17/2019 - Options for parents to drop off kids during strike (WGN, CLTV)

10/16/2019 - Options for students (NBC 5)

10/16/2019 - CTU delegates vote unanimously for strike, Mayor says 'I hope this work stoppage will end soon' (Extra)

10/16/2019 - Chicago Public Schools to cancel classes Thursday (CBS 2)

10/15/2019 - Where can you take your kids? Resources for parents if CPS teachers go on strike (NBC 5)

10/15/2019 - Salvation Army reopening in Bridgeview (Daily Southtown)

10/15/2019 - There's a place for CPS students to go if teachers strike (WGN Radio)

10/14/2019 - Salvation Army Kroc Center among programs preparing to support families if teachers strike (FOX 32)

10/4/2019 - Salvation Army needs your help with Koats 4 Kids drive (WTVO)

September 2019 

9/30/2019 - Former Bear chooses his favorite chili at cook-off to benefit Salvation Army (The Doings Oak Brook)

9/29/2019 - Salvation Army prepares to kick off Red Kettle campaign (B96 "Chicago Connection")

9/27/2019 - Elgin Salvation Army replaces its food pantry with new store that provides basic life necessities (Elgin Courier-News)

9/22/2019 - Checkout Challenge rings in big bucks for The Salvation Army (NWI Times)

9/18/2019 - Koats for Kids coat drive returning to CherryVale Mall (WREX)

9/17/2019 - Teaching the signs of human trafficking (Chief Learning Officer magazine)

9/12/2019 - Ride for a reason at The Salvation Army's River Ride in St. Charles (Kane County Chronicle) 

9/9/2019 - New Salvation Army officers assess needs, prepare to build on programs (Daily Herald)

9/5/2019 - Northbrook Chamber teams up to fight hunger, donates to Salvation Army (Daily Herald)

August 2019

8/27/2019 - Salvation Army to hold River Ride, seeking riders and donations (95.9 The River)

8/26/2019 - STOP-IT discusses work with trafficking victims during Labor Rights Week (Aranava Entertainment) 

8/22/2019 - Elgin Salvation Army brings new resource director on board, planning new U46 coat program (Elgin Courier-News)

8/21/2019 - Married couple help those in need as Joliet corps officers for Salvation Army (Will County Gazette)

8/16/2019 - Women's Restorative Justice program receives $25,000 (Rockford Register Star)

8/9/2019 - Salvation Army volunteers deliver food to needy Rockford families every Friday night (WTVO)

8/8/2019 - River West site next to Tribune Media megaproject hits the market (Crain's Chicago Business)

8/6/2019 - Strack & Van Til partners with Salvation Army on round up fundraising campaign (Northwest Indiana Business Magazine)

8/3/2019 - "Stuff the Bus" new initiative to help students who need school supplies (WTVO)

8/1/2019 - Salvation Army, Walmart partner in school supply drive (Northwest Indiana Times)

July 2019

7/30/2019 - Salvation Army, Walmart to host Stuff the Bus (Rockford Register Star)

7/25/2019 - Salvation Army Tri-City Corps holds Christmas in July (Daily Herald)

7/22/2019 - Salvation Army presents service awards to Sikh Religious Society of Palatine, Illinois (News India Times)

7/19/2019 - Searing heat grips much of U.S., with the worst still to come (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt) 

7/18/2019 - Chicagoans prep for temperatures to soar (NBC 5)

7/18/2019 - Heat warning hits Chicago, Salvation Army opens cooling centers (WLS-AM)

7/17/2019 - Fire tears through Crystal Lake condo building (NBC 5)

7/15/2019 - Salvation Army honors Sikh Religious Society with Lifetime Service Award (Patch)

7/14/2019 - Salvation Army opens store on Miracle Mile (WREX)

7/11/2019 - Salvation Army to build larger center in Aurora (Daily Herald)

7/9/2019 - Volunteers fighting sex abuse in Chicago discuss issue after Jeffrey Epstein charges (FOX 32)

7/3/2019 - Salvation Army gives kids a place to thrive during summer break (WTVO)

7/2/2019 - Anonymous donor gives $25,000 to Shirley's Place in Rockford (WREX)

June 2019

6/29/2019 - Salvation Army challenges community to match anonymous $25,000 donation (WTVO)

6/25/2019 - Program helps Cook County Jail inmates reconnect with their children (FOX 32)

6/25/2019 - Trump Administration releases the “2019 Trafficking in Persons Report” (WBEZ) 

6/24/2019 - Salvation Army participates in round table discussion on opioid epidemic ("Network 27" on CAN-TV Channel 21)

6/12/2019 - Spots open at Salvation Army rehabilitation program (WREX) 

6/7/2019 - National Donut Day 2019: Free donuts, sweet deals, history of celebration (ABC 7)

6/7/2019 - Salvation Army's donut eating contest raises money to help fight hunger (WIFR)

6/4/2019 - Salvation Army of Winnebago County honors volunteers, donors, supporters (WREX)

6/4/2019 - Former White Sox player Michael Huff speaks at Rockford Salvation Army Center (WTVO)

6/4/2019 - Former White Sox player teams up with Salvation Army in Rockford (WIFR)

May 2019

5/27/2019 - 12-year-old's charity helps the homeless in LA and Chicago (NBC's TODAY Show)

5/27/2019 - Mother and son working to put Rockford kids on path toward success (WREX)

5/17/2019 - Making a Difference: Chicago mom offers $2 haircuts, then donates the money (NBC 5)

5/15/2019 - Shout Out: Kristina Sjogren, Salvation Army captain (Pioneer Press / Chicago Tribune)

5/14/2019 - Laura Bush: Keynote Speaker at the Salvation Army 2019 Civic Luncheon (CS3 Media)

5/6/2019 - Lives depend on getting heroin antidote Narcan into everyone's hands, advocates say (ABC 7)

5/6/2019 - West side lawmakers hold emergency meeting on opioid epidemic in wake of heroin overdoses (CBS 2)

5/5/2019 - Prayers for the City of Rockford brings ministry to the people (WIFR)

5/2/2019 - Comings and goings: Salvation Army thrift store relocating in Rockford (Rockford Register Star)

April 2019 

4/30/2019 - Comings and goings: Salvation Army to reopen in Bridgeview (Daily Southtown)

4/26/2019 - Man recovering from heroin use disorder receives treatment in neighborhood with overdose surge (CBS 2)

4/24/2019 - Shout Out: Rofina Samuel, Salvation Army Norridge Citadel volunteer (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune) 

4/24/2019 - MVPP: Despite losing home, Salvation Army volunteer expresses thanks through free haircuts (Steve Cochran Show, WGN Radio)

4/22/2019 - Salvation Army offers behind-the-scenes look at recycling center on Earth Day (WREX)

4/21/2019 - Thousands of Easter baskets given to children in Englewood (WGN9 News) 

4/15/2019 - Five ways to refresh your home for Spring (AgriNews) 

4/4/2019 - Tour of Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary (Post-Tribune)

March 2019

3/28/2019 - The Salvation Army helped her family after a fire. So a northwest suburban stylist is giving back. (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune)

3/23/2019 - Salvation Army provides free clean-up kits for flooding victims (WTVO)

3/19/2019 - Celebrating the students who created the MLK single at the Kroc Center during Women's History Month (WVON-AM) 

3/18/2019 - Emergency help for the homeless: Inside the Shield of Hope (WCIU "The Jam")

February 2019

2/28/2019 - South side students take MLK words to recording studio (WGN9 News) 

2/22/2019 - Salvation Army's mobile soup kitchen gives warmth and hope to those who need it (FOX 32)

2/18/2019 - Simple gestures of kindness from community after Aurora shooting (NBC 5) 

2/14/2019 - Good Samaritan offers to pay for hotel rooms for 70 homeless people in Chicago (Stories of Joy) 

2/9/2019 - Salvation Army donates winter boots, socks to Chicago kids in need (WGN9 News)

January 2019

1/31/2019 - Girl, 11, raises more than $55,000 for Chicago’s homeless during Polar Vortex (Chicago Sun-Times) 

1/31/2019 - Good Samaritan Pays for Hotel Rooms for Homeless During Polar Vortex (Ebony)

1/31/2019 - Chicago looks to protect residents as temperatures plummet (Boston Globe)

1/31/2019 - Chicago officials urge residents to stay inside during record cold (WGN9 News)

1/30/2019 - Salvation Army Spends Frigid Night Convincing Chicago's Homeless to Come in From Cold (NBC5)

1/30/2019 - Riding with the Salvation Army as they try to bring Chicago's homeless in from the cold — often in vain (Chicago Tribune)

1/30/2019 - How the Homeless in Chicago Cope During Brutal Cold Conditions (NBC5 News)

1/30/2019 - Deep freeze brings historic low temperatures to the Midwest (CBS Evening News) 

1/29/2019 - Salvation Army Working to Get Homeless off the Streets During Life-Threatening Cold (CBS2)

1/28/2019 - Extreme cold blasts Chicago with record-breaking lows (CBS Evening News)

1/25/2019 - Three friends represent Rockford marching for Salvation Army Band in Rose Parade (WREX)

1/25/2019 - Heroes in Distress: Salvation Army feeds unpaid airport workers (CNN)

1/23/2019 - Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy (clink on video link for Salvation Army story) - WGN9 News

1/11/2019 - Marie Kondo Has Everyone ‘Tidying Up,’ And Chicago’s Thrift Stores Are Reaping the Rewards (Block Club Chicago)

1/11/2019 - Weekend Passport: Play, "La Ruta" Highlights & Human Trafficking (WBEZ FM)

1/09/2019 - Chicago Sikh Community serves Christmas lunch at Salvation Army (Daily Herald)

December 2018

12/31/2018 - Mentors help Englewood teen avert path leading to jail, death (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/31/2018 - Englewood teen finds missing father figure in his mentors (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/31/2018 - A mentor breaks through to Englewood teen who lost both parents (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/30/2018 - A road to 'Salvation': Hobart resident's mission is 'doing the most good' (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/27/2018 - Notre Dame College Prep students lead holiday collection effort for area's homeless

12/23/2018 - At Salvation Army oasis in Englewood, former addict helps teens find their way (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/20/2018 - More than 1,300 Elgin-area children receive gifts in Salvation Army toy giveaway (Elgin Courier-News)

12/20/2018 - Norridge Salvation Army Christmas distribution offers hope for the holidays (Norridge Harwood Heights News)

12/17/2018 - Salvation Army donates food to families in need (WREX TV)

12/17/20108 - Super Agent Leigh Steinberg: How science allows for continued football and more (WGN Radio)

12/14/2018 - Helping those in need this holiday season (Kane County Chronicle)

12/14/2018 - Valuable Old Coin Dropped in Salvation Army Red Kettle (Indiana 105 FM)

12/14/2018 - Salvation Army's top Southland bell-ringer brings spirit of Christmas to Homer Glen (Daily Southtown)

12/12/2018 - Shout Out: Ray Gillette of Winnetka, on board of Chicago Salvation Army (Wilmette Life/Wilmette News)

12/12/2018 - Thousands of Aurora-area children expected to get Christmas gifts through Salvation Army 'angel' program (Aurora Beacon-News)

12/11/2018 - 'They really feel the joy': Norridge Salvation Army's Bethlehem tradition continues (Pioneer Press)

12/11/2018 - Gold Coins Found in Salvation Army Red Kettles in Batavia, Geneva (Elgin Courier-News)

12/11/2018 - Gold Coin Found in Salvation Army Bucket in Batavia (The Patch)

12/10/2018 - Gold Coin Donated (Naperville Now)

12/10/2018 - The Jam Morning Show Rings Bells With The Salvation Army (WCIU)

12/10/2018 - Another year, another gold coin in the Salvation Army kettle outside Casey's Foods in Naperville (Naperville Sun)

12/7/2018 - When it snows before leaf pickup, you get 'sneaved' (Daily Herald)

12/7/2018 - Salvation Army Helps Build -- And Rebuild -- Lives (WBBM 780 Radio)

12/7/2018 - Salvation Army Helps More Than Just People In Poverty (WBBM 780 Radio)

12/7/2018 - Salvation Army Helps Convicted Felons Through Community Service Work (WBBM 780 Radio)

12/7/2018 - EDITORIAL: Bell ringers, donations needed for Salvation Army drive (Northwest indiana Times)

12/6/2018 - Ayuda a los mas necesitados esta Navidad donando al Salvation Army (Telemundo Chicago) 

12/6/2018 - Finally Saved: An Addict's Journey (Chicago Crusader)

12/6/2018 - The Salvation Army Helped Chicagoan Marisol Raise Her Family and Rise From Mourning (WGN Radio)


12/4/2018 - Salvation Army Prepares Food Boxes for Thousands of Families in Need (NBC 5)

12/4/2018 - Salvation Army Kettles Collect Gold Coins in Chicago Area (NBC 5)

12/2/2018 - Making a Difference: Salvation Army Looks for Red Kettle Bell Volunteers (NBC 5)

12/2/2018 - Golden Weekend for Salvation Army in Chicagoland (CBS 2 Online)

12/1/2018 -  Salvation Army of Chicago Gets Its First Gold Coin of the Season (WBBM Radio)

November 2018

11/29/2018 - Salvation Army: Theo Coleman Rises Up (WGN Radio)

11/28/2018 - A Christmas Season on the Brink of Homelessness (Wall Street Journal)

11/27/2018 - Salvation Army Lt. Colonel Charles Smith: From Eviction to Celebration (WGN Radio)

11/22/2018 - Chicagoans Share Free Thanksgiving Meals (ABC7)

11/21/2018 - During Crucial Time for Giving, Nonprofits Brace for Effects of Tax Law Changes (Rockford Register Star)

11/20/2018 - 2018 NBC5-Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive Kick-Off

11/20/2018 - First-year Bull Jabari Parker is Thankful He Can Give Back (Chicago Tribune)

11/19/2018 -  Salvation Army plans Bethlehem event; Norridge set for tree-lighting celebration (Pioneer Press)

11/19/2018 - 'Everybody needs a coat' (Chicago Tribune)

11/15/2018 - How and Where to Donate to Annual Coat Drive (NBC5)

11/15/2018 - Coat Drives Kick Off Around Chicago (Chicago Tribune)

11/10/2018 - Salvation Army Red Kettle Season Starts (ABC7)

11/9/2018 - Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Season (ABC7)

11/8/2018 - Salvation Army Flips the Switch to Christmas (LITE FM)

11/8/2018 - Salvation Army Flips Switch to Christmas (Melissa Forman Podcast)

11/7/2018 - Nagy Won't Talk Bears Playoffs/Bears Coat Drive Kick Off (Northwest Herald/Daily Herald)

11/7/2018 - Bears Kick Off 30th Annual Coat Drive (Chicago Bears)

September 2018

9/18/2018 - Ashley HomeStore's 'Hope to Dream' Program and The Salvation Army Deliver 100 New Beds to Chicago Children

9/15/2018 - The Salvation Army Responds to Tropical Storm Florence (Fox32 Chicago)

9/12/2018 - Local emergency workers responding to Hurricane Florence (NWI The Times)

9/11/2018 - Salvation Army mobilizing relief efforts ahead of Florence (Fox News)

9/10/2018 - Giving With Style: Fashion show/luncheon event raises funds for Salvation Army in Norridge (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune)

August 2018

08/27/2018 - The work Ford is quietly doing in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

08/10/2018 - Chicago Students Win Trip to Disney, But Need Help to Get There (NBC Chicago)

July 2018

07/24/2018 - Salvation Army Prepares for Christmas in July (NBC Chicago)

07/24/2018 - Salvation Army is Preparing for Christmas (Telemundo Chicago)

7/21/2018 - Salvation Army Offers Multi-Agency Resource Center for Survivors of Prospect Heights Fire (NBC Chicago)

7/21/2018 - Salvation Army Helps Families Affected by Prospect Heights Blaze (Telemundo Chicago)

07/20/2018 - Salvation Army Partners With Other Disaster Response Agencies In Creating Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)

07/20/2018 - The Salvation Army Responds To Central Iowa Tornadoes

June 2018

6/15/2018 - Salvation Army Director Takes New Position (Northwest Herald)

06/10/2018 - Salvation Army's Faith-Based Program Changes Women's lives in Rockford (Rockford Register Star)

06/01/2018 - National Donut Day Started in Chicago (ABC7 Chicago)

06/01/2018 - National Donut Day with The Salvation Army (Pat Cassidy on WBBM)

May 2018

05/29/2018 - Around Town Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Donut Day (WGN Chicago)

05/25/2018 - West Side is at the Heart of Chicago's Opioid Epidemic (Chicago Sun-Times)

05/24/2018 - Former NBA Champion Scores at The Salvation Army Community Civic Dinner (NWI The Times)

05/16/2018 - The Salvation Army's Annual Yard Sale is Back (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

05/06/2018 - The Salvation Army to Hold Luncheon to Honor Volunteers (NBC Chicago)

05/04/2018 - The Salvation Army to Honor Ernest and Theresa Sawyer (WVON's Midday Show with Perri Small)

April 2018

04/27/2018 - How Can The Salvation Army Help You in Chicago? (Telemundo Chicago)

04/24/2018 - Tom Ricketts to Deliver Keynote Address at Civic Luncheon

March 2018

03/06/2018 - The Salvation Army Opens New Family Shelter (NBC Chicago)

03/06/2018 - City's First Rapid-Response Homeless Shelter Opens on West Side (The Patch)

February 2018

02/12/2018 - Red Kettle Week Effort Grows in Oakbrook Terrace (Daily Herald Business Ledger)

02/11/2018 - Business Owners to Get Involved with The Salvation Army (AM 560 The Answer)

02/08/2018 - Chicago Storm Could Dump Up to 1 Foot of Snow (ABC 7)

02/06/2018 - Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois Announces New Service Providers for Kane and McHenry Counties

02/05/2018 - This Chicago Building Retrofit Program Save 90 Million kWh a Year (Energy News Network)

January 2018

01/26/2018 - Bulls Player Surprises Kids at South Side Charity (NBC Chicago)

01/18/2018 - Homeless in Suburbs Depend on Couple's Deliveries (Daily Herald)

01/09/2018 - Salvation Army Raises $217,000 in Red Kettle Campaign (Daily Herald)

01/02/2018 - Youth Group Fills Backpacks for Homeless (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune)

December 2017

12/31/2017 - Chicago Sikh Community Served Christmas Lunch at Salvation Army (Punjab News Express)

12/29/2017 - Arctic Chill Sets in Across Northern U.S. and Canada (CGTN America)

12/29/2017 - New Year's Eve Festivities Canceled Due to Extreme Cold (CBS Evening News)

12/26/2017 - Ringing in 2018 with The Salvation Army (WGN Radio)

12/26/2017 - Volunteers help Chicago homeless prepare for freezing temps (WGN TV News)

12/25/2017 - Salvation Army looks to update to cashless kettles (The Times)

12/20/2017 - Salvation Army Receives Donation to Replace Stolen Kettle Funds (CBS2)

12/19/2017 - Salvation Army Ponders Cashless Kettle as Digital Donations Increase (Chicago Tribune) 

12/19/2017 - Eight Hours with a Salvation Army Bell Ringer on Michigan Avenue (Chicago Tribune)

12/18/2017 - More than 300 Families Served by Salvation Army Christmas Program in Norridge (Norridge-Harwood Heights/Chicago Tribune)

12/18/2017 - Salvation Army Helps Residents give their Families a Christmas to Remember (Kane County Chronicle)

12/18/2017 - 2 Red Kettles Stolen from same Downtown Chicago Location in 1 Week (NBC Chicago)

12/18/2017 - Salvation Army Kettles on Mag Mile ( ABC 7)

12/18/2017 - Help The Salvation Army Get Back Two of its Red Kettles ( WGN)

12/16/2017 - Gingerbread Fundraiser pulls Crystal Lake Together ( Chicago Tribune) 

12/15/2017 - Salvation Army Brings Toys, Christmas Meals to those in Need (WGN)

12/15/2017 - Salvation Army Sees Need for Bell Ringers in Northwest Suburbs (Lake Zurich Courier/Chicago Tribune)

12/13/2017 - The Salvation Army Raises $131,000 on Colonial Match Day (Daily Herald)

12/09/2017 - Hannah Stanley Jumps On-Air to Discuss The Salvation Army (WGN Radio)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army Helps Woman Through Tough Time, Provides Groceries (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army Requests Toy Donations (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army's "Pathway of Hope" Program Helps Families Break Poverty Cycle (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - New Salvation Army "Celebrate Launch and Landing" Program Helps Youth in Englewood (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - 'ARC' is Salvation Army's Six-Month Therapy for Addiction (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army Lent a Hand in Puerto Rico Relief Efforts (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/05/2017 - Oakbrook Terrace Businesses Support Virtual Red Kettle Week (Aurora Beacon-News)

12/04/2017 - Southland Family Supports Salvation Army to Honor Mother (Daily Southtown)

November 2017

11/30/2017 - Does Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign Ring Charitable Bells for You? (Chicago Tribune)

11/30/2017 - Andy Avalos Rings Salvation Army Bell (NBC Chicago)

11/27/2017 - Chicago Sikh Community Served Thanksgiving Meals at Local Salvation Army {Voice Online}

11/23/2017 - Chicagoans Make a Difference in Many Ways on Thanksgiving (NBC Chicago)

11/22/2017 - Chicago Company Donates 3,000 Thanksgiving Meals (ABC7)

11/20/2017 - Salvation Army Lieutenant Writes Thank You to Englewood Officers for their work (CBS/WBBM)

11/18/2017 - South Loop Gym Raises Money for Christmas Gifts for Needy Kids (ABC7) 

11/17/2017 - How to Donate to Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive this Season (NBC Chicago)

11/17/2017 - Two Gold Coins Donated to Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive (ABC7)

11/16/2017 - First Gold Coin of the Season found in Naperville Salvation Army Kettle (Daily Herald)

11/15/2017 - First Gold Coin of Season Dropped off at Salvation Army Kettle in Naperville (Naperville Sun/Chicago Tribune)

11/14/2017 - First Gold Coin of the Season Dropped into The Salvation Army Red Kettle (Positively Naperville)

11/15/2017 - First Gold Coin of Season Dropped into Salvation Army Kettle

11/09/2017 - Yelp & Salvation Army's WinterFest! (Yelp)

October 2017

10/30/2017 - The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps to Offer Registration Help for Holiday Food, Toy Distribution (Daily Herald)

10/09/17 - In Puerto Rico, Over 1.2 million Survivors' Needs Met by the Salvation Army (Daily Herald)

September 2017

09/28/17 - The Daughter Trade (ABC 7)

09/14/17 - Aurora Salvation Army Helping with Harvey Relief in Texas (Chicago Tribune)

09/10/17 - Salvation Army Offering Emergency Disaster Training for Harvey, Irma (CBS Chicago)

09/08/17 - Salvation Army Offers Free Specialized Volunteer Emergency Disaster Training (Positively Naperville)

09/07/17 - Salvation Army Offers Disaster Relief Training Classes for Hurricane Volunteers (CBS Chicago)

09/07/17 - Salvation Army: Free Disaster Training for Hurricane Relief Volunteers (Chicago Sun-Times)

09/02/17 - Help Continues to Flow from Chicago Area to to Hurricane-Devastated Texas (CBS Chicago)

August 2017

08/28/17 - Chicago Area Relief Workers Heading to Houston, Thousands Being Rescued After Hurricane (WGN)

08/28/17 - Chicago Relief Agencies Send Supplies, Volunteers to Houston (Fox 32)

08/27/17 - Local Charities Prepare to Send Help to Texas Storm Victims (NBC Chicago) 

July 2017

07/29/17 - McHenry County Agencies Come Together to Provide Aid to Flood Victims (Northwest Herald)

07/21/17 - Flood Victims Can Get Help at Lake County Resource Center (Daily Herald)

07/20/17 - Flood Clean-Up and Recovery Begins While Officials Eye Weekend Weather (Chicago Tribune)

7/19/2017 - Salvation Army Partners with Lake County in Creating Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)

07/08/17 - Chicago Shelter for Homeless Families Coming (CBS Chicago)

07/07/17 - $10 Million 'Rapid-Response' Homeless Center To Rise in West Humboldt Park (DNA Info)

07/06/17 - Humboldt Park shelter to give city's homeless families privacy, 'dignity'(Chicago Tribune)

June 2017

06/19/17 - Chicago Swim Lessons Aim to Increase Water Safety (ABC Chicago)

06/13/17 - Kroc Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary in West Pullman (ABC Chicago)

06/02/17 -Donuts with Dempster (

06/02/17 - How National Doughnut Day helps The Salvation Army (ABC Chicago)

06/02/17 - Honor The Salvation Army's "Doughnut Girls" on National Donut Day (CBS Chicago)

May 2017

05/30/17 - Celebrate 2017 National Doughnut Day With Free Treats (NBC Chicago)

05/19/2017 - Joe Maddon Celebrates 1,000th Win by Donating 1,000 Meals to Chicago's Homeless (WGN) 

05/17/17 - Joe Maddon Makes Impressive Donation In Honor of 1000th Win (NBC Chicago)

05/17/17 - Joe Maddon's Respect 90 Foundation to aid Salvation Army centers (Chicago Tribune)

5/17/2017 - Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Celebrates Milestone with Donation to Salvation Army’s Family Homeless Shelter

05/12/17 - Chicago Comedy Legend Bob Newhart Comes Home (NBC Chicago)

05/12/17  - Bob Newhart Credits Chicago For His ‘Twisted Way Of Looking At Life’ (CBS Chicago)

05/5/17 - Bob Newhart keynote speaker at The Salvation Army annual civic luncheon (WGN Radio)

April 2017

4/24/2017 - Television Legends Partners for Renowned Salvation Army Annual Civic Luncheon; News Anchor Phil Rogers as Master of Ceremonies - Famed Funnyman Bob Newhart as Keynote Speaker

04/10/17 - New Response Center to Help Homeless Families (Columbia Chronicle)

04/4/17 - Salvation Army Building New Temporary Housing for Homeless Families (CBS Chicago)

March 2017

3/31/2017 - Salvation Army Set to Build State-of-the-Art, Full-Service, Homeless Response Center that Aims to Combat Chronic Homelessness across Entire City - Giving Renewed Hope