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For press inquiries please contact:

Jacqueline Rachev
Divisional Director of Communications

Email: Jacqueline_Rachev@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 773-205-3508 | Mobile: 773-551-9069

Katie Heinz Pfingsten
Divisional Public Relations Manager

Email: Katie.Heinz@usc.salvationarmy.org  
Office: 773-205-3531  |  Mobile: 872-223-7951



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The Salvation Army St. Charles (Tri-City)
1710 S. 17th Avenue,
St. Charles, IL 60174

For information on The Salvation Army’s work in the Greater Chicagoland region, visit our Divisional Headquarters website, for other parts of the United States, visit our National website, or visit our International website for information on The Salvation Army’s work around the world.

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Recent Media Coverage, Press Releases, and Media Advisories

December 2018

12/14/2018 - Helping those in need this holiday season (Kane County Chronicle)

12/11/2018 - Gold Coin Found in Salvation Army Bucket in Batavia (Patch)

12/11/2018 - Gold coins found in Salvation Army red kettles in Geneva, Batavia (Chicago Tribune) 

12/7/2018 - The Salvation Army Helps More Than Just People In Poverty (WBBM Radio) 

12/7/2018 - When it snows before leaf pickup, you get 'sneaved' (Daily Herald)

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) 

12/19/2018 - 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 (MLB.com)

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