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Here For Good.

The Salvation Army is dedicated to
Doing the Most Good in your community.

Who We Are

At The Salvation Army, we are dedicated to Doing the Most Good. We are made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, staff, volunteers, donors, and partners working together to holistically meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. We do this through programs designed to combat homelessness and hunger, provide safe spaces for kids after school and on the weekends, achieve and maintain sobriety, and give hope to the hopeless. 

The Salvation Army is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law.

Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Vision Statement
The Salvation Army is a fully equipped and empowered Army of Christ’s followers passionately and effectively engaged in holistic ministries that are restoring people spiritually, emotionally and physically.

What We Do & How We Help
People often ask why The Salvation Army offers so many different services and programs. The programs and services differ in order to meet the unique needs of the people in the communities we serve. We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation, or educational programs for children.

You can discover the global legacy of The Salvation Army at

If you find yourself in need — whether that need be practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional — we hope you will seek our assistance.

In Winnebago County, The Salvation Army provides a variety of services to people in need in our community. We serve our neighbors in Loves Park, Machesney Park, Rockton, Roscoe, Winnebago, South Beloit, Pecatonica, Durand, Shirland, Seward, New Millford, and Cherry Valley. Our two Corps also offer worship and fellowship.

The Salvation Army Winnebago County Office
520 Hollister Avenue
Rockford, IL 61104
Phone: 815-962-7195
Map/Directions | Website

Winnebago County Social Service Center
520 Hollister Avenue
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-972-1135
Map/Directions | Website

Rockford Tabernacle Corps Community Center (Kilburn Center)
210 N. Kilburn Avenue
Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: 815-227-0635
Map/Directions | Website

Rockford Temple Corps Community Center
500 S. Rockford Avenue
Rockford, IL 61104
Phone: 815-226-4400
Map/Directions | Website

With a presence in nearly every zip code in America, there is a local Salvation Army near you. There are 28 Corps Community Centers within The Salvation Army North and Central Illinois Division. To find The Salvation Army in your community, type in your zip code in our location search tool here.

For information on The Salvation Army's work in other parts of the United States, visit our National website. And visit The Salvation Army International website to learn how we're Doing The Most Good around the world every day.

The Salvation Army is led by officers – ordained ministers – who supervise the many programs and services provided in your area. They also serve as administrators, counselors and youth leaders.
Major Monty Wandling
In Winnebago County, Major Monty Wandling is our County Coordinator. He also serves as a Corps Officer at Rockford Temple Corps Community Center. He brings vast experience and knowledge to his role, interacts with the community on a daily basis, and is a primary point of contact for your questions, comments or requests for assistance in Winnebago County. Major Wandling is also a faith leader: here to respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs in our community.

The Salvation Army of Rockford / Winnebago County Leadership

Winnebago County Office

Major Monty Wandling
Winnebago County Coordinator

Nancy Jenkins
Rockford & Winnebago County Development Director

Pat Ferguson
Development Assistant

Sally Earp
Finance Assistant

Jacob Heiser
Operations Manager

Shan Johnson
Director of Social Services

Lisa Hancock
Digital/Social Media

Rockford Tabernacle Corps Community Center

Major Sanhty Thammavongsa
Corps Officer

Major Jean Thammavongsa
Corps Officer

Rockford Temple Corps Community Center

Major Monty Wandling
Corps Officer

Major Angela Wandling
Corps Officer

Dawn Erickson

Media Inquiries:

Henry Izaguirre
Divisional Director of Strategy & Outcomes
Office: 773-205-3508  |  Mobile: 773-885-3433

Kristin Williamson Swenson
News Media Contact

Mobile: 217-343-1594



Ways to Give

Discover ways to support The Salvation Army on our Ways to Give page.

Donate Goods

To schedule a free donation pick up, please call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825). To learn more about our Thrift Stores and donation centers visit


Mobile Text Alerts:

To receive mobile alerts from The Salvation Army Rockford choose from the options below. Once you have received your invitation, reply Y to activate.
Events & Fundraising Opportunities
Text ROCKFORD to 51555.


Volunteer Opportunities
Text VOLUNTEER to 51555.


Job Alerts
Text SAJOBS to 51555.


Local Disasters Alerts
Text DISASTERS to 51555.


Sunday Inspirationals
Text BLESSED to 51555.


Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 51555 to stop. Text HELP to 51555 for help.


If you are interested in a career within The Salvation Army, visit our Careers website to view current job opportunities.


To find ways to volunteer and support your community, visit our online listings of opportunities in the Rockford / Winnebago County area, or view The Salvation Army North and Central Illinois Division's regional volunteer locations.

For assistance, please call our Social Services Department at 815-972-1135.