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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 Metropolitan Division provides these services to people in need throughout greater Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, and Northwest Indiana. The Salvation Army in Rockford/Winnebago County is a part of the Metropolitan Division, and provides a variety of services to people in need in our community.
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.
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.
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. To learn more about The Salvation Army of Rockford & Winnebago County, you may review our most recent Winnebago County Annual Report.
You can discover the global legacy of The Salvation Army at story.salvationarmy.org.
If you find yourself in need — whether that need be practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional — we hope you will seek our assistance.
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.
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 Metropolitan 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.
Major Mark Martsolf
Winnebago County Coordinator
Rockford & Winnebago County Development Director
Major Margaret Hill
County Pathway of Hope Manager
Katie Heinz Pfingsten, Divisional Public Relations Manager
Office: 773-205-3531 | Mobile: 872-223-7951
Jacqueline Rachev, Divisional Director of Communications
Office: 773-205-3508 | Mobile: 773-551-9069
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 Metropolitan Division's regional volunteer locations.
For assistance, please call our Social Service Center at 815-972-1135.
If additional assistance is needed, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division's Social Services Department can be reached Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm through their online contact form. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community.