OCTOBER Newsletter

Sep 18, 2020

September RadiothonOur Radiothon was a success. With the help of 100.7 mix-fm radio and the Vigo County community, The Salvation Army raised 15,000 dollars. This was truly a blessing to our organization and will further enable our efforts to provide assistance to those who need it the most. Special Thank You to Kevin, Brooke, Bailey, and the whole radio station team for their support of the Salvation Army.

Back to School Supplies: We provided back to school supplies to 445 children in Vigo county. The left-over supplies were delivered to Meadows, Franklin Park and Davis schools to keep on hand. Special THANKS to the Vigo County Public Library, Dorsett Automotive for their assistance with this project.


New: Food Drive: 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm. One household per car. Household member must have proper ID i.e. drivers license, state id and utility/rent in their name. First come first serve basis up to 75 households.

Food Pantry: Every Thursday 1 pm to 2 pm. Call the morning of for a referral number. (Households may come once a month to the food pantry and may also participate in the monthly food drive)

We also collaborate with the food pantry at St. Joseph University Parish 113 S 5th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807. This food pantry is open every Monday and Friday of the month. (Also, households should only participate once a month for the St. Joseph food pantry).

Overall,  there are three times each month people can receive assistance with food from the Salvation Army

To learn how to participate and/or receive a referral number for our pantries, Call  Monday thru Friday (812) 235-0436 from 8:30 am to 11 am.

Pantry Needs and Pantry Updates

Our Hygiene Pantry is in desperate need of the following items: toilet paper, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, men and women’s deodorant, toothpaste, single toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products.


2020 Christmas Assistance Application

 Intake Days: October 21, 22, 23 every day 9 AM to 11 AM and 1 PM to 3 PM on Thursday we are also open 4 PM to 6 PM

Bring: State ID or Drivers License, Copy of utility bill in household members name, social security card for all household members over 18. Birth certificates for all household members 18 and under.


Church Happenings!

Worship Service and Bible Study every Sunday 10 AM. Includes light breakfast, meaningful discussion and opportunity to pray.

Embrace Women’s Support Group meets monthly on Sunday at 4:30 PM. Discussion in a relaxed setting topic include: Embrace Hope, Joy, Peace, Empathy, etc. Food is always available. Women 16 and up are welcome.

Cooking Class-Easy Meals and desserts

Interested in learning how to make simple meals using food pantry or other grocery store items? Please email: sue.linden@usc.salvationarmy.org

Class will include how to make easy casseroles, skillet meals. Learn what pans to use, tips on how to clean, set a table and what staples to keep on hand. Samples will be available. Space will be limited. Open to anyone 16 and up.

Balancing your Checkbook

Interested in learning how to balance your checkbook and manage your money. This class is offered to anyone 16 and up. Learn how to write out checks, deposit money and balance your checkbook. Please email: sue.linden@usc.salvationarmy.org


Utility Assistance

Throughout the year, the social services department offers emergency utility assistance to Vigo County residents living at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.  Each spring, we see a drastic increase in utility needs as the Duke Energy and Vectren Energy Delivery winter moratorium periods come to an end. In addition to The Salvation Army’s Utility Assistance, there is also the opportunity to be assisted through Terre Haute Ministries Utility Assistance or St. Joseph’s Good Samaritan Program (150%-200% of the federal poverty level).  Funds are limited, so people are encouraged to apply as soon as they receive a disconnect notice to maximize the chance of assistance. 

To apply for assistance, please call our office during our office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-12:00 pm, 12:30 pm-4:00 pm. You will need: Picture ID for all adults, proof of address for all adults, proof of income for all adults, and two forms of identification for all children (social security cards and birth certificates preferred.) You will need also need a copy of your utility disconnect notice and a denial letter from your township trustee’s office.

Pathway of HOPE

Pathway of Hope is a nationwide program which was launched in Terre Haute in 2015. In layman’s terms Pathway of Hope is client driven for client success. The objective of Pathway of Hope is to help clients break through generational poverty. The Salvation Army strives at meeting the basic human needs, with no plans of stopping soon. Pathway of Hope is The Army’s way of reaching the root cause of poverty. Through educating clients and offering unwavering support, Pathway of Hope has tremendously grown in Terre Haute.  

Pathway of Hope Qualifications:

Child/Children 18 and under 

High Motivation to Change



We are looking for ways we can support the community and partner with other agencies or local businesses and churches.  We have a chapel, kitchen and dining hall which is appropriate for meetings and special events.  Reasonable rates.

Consider participating in Terre Haute Ministries where talent, time, treasurers are being utilized to strengthen Vigo County programs and be as efficient and effective as possible.

Special Donor Request: Commercial Grade Fridge/Freezer,

One of our refrigerators broke down in March. We would like to replace it with a commercial grade refrigerator and freezer. This would be a huge asset to our food pantry ministry. Cost is approximately $1,500.00


 Volunteers Wanted:

Janitor Assistance: Light cleaning responsibilities: vacuum, refill soap dispensers, empty trash, water flowers. (3-4 hours once a week)

Front Office Receptionist: Monday, Tuesday Friday, mornings 9 am to 11 am



Jaylee Lawson, Case Manager  jaylee.dispennett@usc.salvationarmy.org

Envoy Sue Linden, Pastor/Corps Administrator  sue.linden@usc.salvationarmy.org


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.


234 South 8th Street

Terre Haute, Indiana

Food Pantry (812) 235-0436

Office (812) 232-4081

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