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Here For Good.

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

Who We Are

The Salvation Army is made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, adherents, employees, volunteers and other individuals all working together to holistically meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those less fortunate. Our organization is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division is the administrative unit which provides services to people in need in Greater Chicago, Northern Illinois and Northwestern 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.

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.

To learn more about The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division, visit www.salarmymetro.org.

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. Our Corps also offers worship and fellowship.

Rockford Temple Corps Community Center
500 S. Rockford Avenue
Rockford, IL 61104
Phone: 815-226-4400

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.
Majors Mark & Teri Martsolf
At Rockford Temple Corps, Majors Mark and Teri Martsolf serve as Corps Officers. They bring vast experience and knowledge to their roles, interacting with the community on a daily basis and serving as the primary points of contact for your questions, comments or requests for assistance regarding The Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps Community Center. Majors Martsolf are also faith leaders: here to respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs in our community.

The Salvation Army Rockford Temple Leadership

Major Mark Martsolf
Corps Officer

Major Teri Martsolf
Corps Officer

Major Margaret Hill
Associate Corps Officer

Dawn Erickson


Media Inquiries:

Diane Tolcher, Community Relations/Volunteer Services
Email: Diane.Tolcher@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 815-708-6433  |  Mobile: 847-707-3839

Katie Heinz Pfingsten, Divisional Public Relations Manager
Email: Katie.Heinz@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 773-205-3531  |  Mobile: 872-223-7951

Jacqueline Rachev, Divisional Director of Communications
Email:  Jacqueline.Rachev@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 773-205-3508  |  Mobile: 773-551-9069


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 satruck.org.


Mobile Text Alerts:

To receive mobile alerts from The Salvation Army (Metropolitan Divsion) choose from the options below. Once you have received your invitation, reply Y to activate.
Events & Fundraising Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunities
Text VOLUNTEER to 51555.


Job Alerts
Text SAJOBS to 51555.


Local Disasters Alerts
Text DISASTERS to 51555.


Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 51555 to stop. Text HELP to 51555 for help.
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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 at 773-205-3520 or email us. Someone will contact you within 24 hours, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community.