Friday, November 13, 2015 at 6:00pm

NorthPark Mall:  Near Vitamin World, Dairy Queen/Orange Julius Corner

Red Kettle Campaign Goal will be revealed by Mayors Bill Gluba and Dennis Pauley
Sunshine's Show Choir, two children's vocalist groups, will perform.
Salvation Army Advisory Board Vice-Chair John McBride and Quad Cities Coordinator Major Gary Felton to host.

This campaign is a community-wide effort and The Salvation Army's most important fund raiser of the year.  
60% of the annual budget is raised during these six weeks.    

To volunteer:  please sign up at

Quad Cities, IA/IL:  Hundreds of Red Kettle Campaign bell ringers will be needed this season to help stand all fifty Quad Cities Red Kettle Locations.  The hours can be as few as 8 hours per week, and as many as 40 hours per week.  The bell ringing campaign will begin Friday, November 6, 2015.

The applications will be taken in ROCK ISLAND COUNTY beginning October 5th:

2200 -5th Avenue, Moline, IL

Monday through Friday   9am - 1pm

The applications will be taken in SCOTT COUNTY beginning October 5th:

3400 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA

Mondays   12pm  -  2:30pm

Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm

Fridays 11am - 2pm

Social security card and current photo id are required to be hired.

Volunteers are also sought:  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer bell ringer, please go to for easy sign-up.

82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army is used to sustain

year-round programs that foster hope, and help change lives.

Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army, Wal-Mart and Durham Bus Service will host the Fifth Annual Stuff the Bus Event at KWQC and all four Quad Cities area Wal-Marts.

KWQC TV Brady St. Drive Thru Friday, July 17, 2015

TIME: 6am TO 6pm
Wal-Marts Saturday, July 18, 2015

Moline, Silvis, Davenport (Elmore, Kimberly)

TIME: 10am - 4pm

Shoppers are encouraged to purchase school supplies and bring them to the school bus so that our community's low-income, homeless, or needy children will be prepared on the first day of school. Items needed include backpacks, loose-leaf paper, spiral notebooks, pencils and pencil boxes, pocket folders, pens, crayons, glue sticks, tissues, scissors, erasers, washable markers, and hand sanitizer.

Tools for School distribution (distribution of all supplies collected), will be held August 12 from 9 am to 3 pm at The Salvation Army Corp, 3400 W Central Park, Davenport for those living in Iowa. In Illinois, Tools for School will be held at The Salvation Army Heritage Temple, 2200 5th Ave, Moline, August 3 to 6 from 9 am to 4 pm. Bring ID of every school aged child, K-8, with current address.

In addition, The Salvation Army Family Stores will be holding their Annual Back to School Sale beginning July 17th and continuing through August 15th. All children's clothing will be priced at 69 cents, many are new items.

Moline, IL - The Salvation Army is offering a low-cost Summer Day Camp.   For the eleventh year, children can come spend their summer in a fun-filled and safe setting at the Community Center, located near downtown Moline. The Summer Day Camp runs from June 8th to August 7th.  

Children entering kindergarten through 6th grade will be cared for Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. A breakfast and lunch are provided each day.  IL Child Care Assistance is accepted, and sliding scale fees and scholarships are available.

Activities will include swimming twice a week, weekly field trips to places such as: Niabi Zoo, Fun City, Family Museum, a fishing expedition and much more. This will be a fun, educational summer for your children!

Space is limited; please stop in at The Salvation Army located at 2200 5th Avenue Moline, IL to register ASAP.  If you have any questions, please call 309-764-6996 x209 and ask for Duane Sorenson.

March 25, 2015 (Quad Cities):  The Salvation Army announces the closing of the Rock Island Salvation Army Family Store at 2125 - 11th Street, effective March 31, 2015.

The Rock Island Family Store's closure is part of the River Valley Adult Rehabilitation Center's plan called  the Diversification Project.  The Project's goal is to generate enough funding for growth in the future in order to help more people in need.  The Salvation Army provides valuable services to the adults in our community battling addictions.  It is our plan to phase out the smaller 5,000-6,000 sq. ft. stores with limited parking and replacing those stores with more modern looking 20,000 to 30,000 sq. ft. stores with a larger variety of goods to choose from, and with plenty of parking.

The first step in moving forward toward this project is closing the Rock Island Family Store. Fortunately, the staff will be reassigned to work at other Salvation Army Family Stores in the area.

Step two will be closing a small store in Clinton and replacing it with a newer and much larger Clinton 
Family Store in the summer of 2015.  The new Clinton store will be located at 2808 S. 25th Street (formerly Office Max) and will bring 60 new jobs to the area.

Step three involves purchasing a new, larger store in Cedar Rapids to replace a smaller store in that area. The  Salvation Army's goal is to open that store by late summer 2015.

The success of the plan will also require each store to be self-processing.  Captain Alex Velasquez, Adult Rehabilitation Center Administrator explains, "The Salvation Army strives to help our beneficiaries overcome addictions through work therapy/job training.  The larger stores will have the potential to generate more jobs and increase funds to provide addition rehabilitation service in our community, and surrounding areas.   The Salvation Army River Valley Adult Rehabilitation Center provides life skills and job training such as Forklift Driving/Certification, Serve Safe Certification for the restaurant industry, a GED program, and much more."

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator, states that "when this community generously donates their gently used items, The Salvation Army uses those items to transform lives.  The Quad Cities is very fortunate to have an Adult Rehabilitation Center in our community with services that change not just the men in the program, but their entire families' lives."

Captain Alex also adds that "We will not abandon the Rock Island community and plan to make every effort to find the right location with the space for a new, larger store in Rock Island."

The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities Surpasses the $760,000 Red Kettle Campaign Goal

 Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities met its Red Kettle Campaign goal thanks to the remarkable generosity of the Quad Cities community. A total of $794,692.63 was donated. The funds help The Salvation Army meet the demand for services for shelter, food, clothing and other basic human needs; as well as provide programs and opportunities for children and adults to learn life and empowerment skills.

"The Salvation Army's work is simply not possible without the people of this community who believe in what we do.  And I'd like to share with them the greatest joys of the season: the warm embraces, tears of joy, handshakes and 'thank yous' from the thousands of families they helped serve," said Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator.

During the 2014 Christmas season, The Salvation Army makes Christmas much brighter for thousands of families in need locally. And more than 4,200 volunteer hours were given in order to make all of the Christmas season's programs possible. More than 6,000 toys and clothes items were donated through the Angel Tree program. Through the 2014 Christmas Distribution program nearly 2,000 children had a happier Christmas morning. The Salvation Army distributed food and gifts to 1,400 families or 3,900 people in need in the Quad Cities.

"The statistics mentioned are only a reflection of the many people whose lives were impacted because of YOU!  We are grateful to everyone who encouraged our work and supported this year's Christmas Campaign, either by supporting the red kettles, purchasing gifts for families, volunteering your precious time, supporting our efforts by spreading the word and encouraging others to participate or praying for the program itself and those we have the honor of serving," said the Major.

The Red Kettle Campaign, the oldest annual charitable fund raiser of its kind in the United States, helps raise money to support programs for the very neediest in communities nationwide providing toys for kids, food for the hungry and countless social service programs to all ages year-round. From its humble beginnings as a fund raiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable outreach efforts in the United States.

The $760,000 fund-raising goal accounts for approximately 60 percent of the Quad Cities Salvation Army's operating budget. The funds will help The Salvation Army meet the demand for services for shelter, food, clothing and other basic human needs here in the Quad Cities.

"The Salvation Army's work is simply not possible without the people of this community who believe in what we do.  This final $20,000 is extremely important - this amount of money could provide for all the meals served to the children and their parents at the shelter. Or it could allow us to provide housing and casework to 20 homeless families for two months at the Family Service Center," said Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator.

With just a few weeks left, The Salvation Army encourages the community to share what they can with people who have so little.

Mail checks to: The Salvation Army, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Credit card giving: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or

If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army, its programs in the community and how you can help, please call Holly Nomura at 563-271-7933.

Quad Cities, USA - On Christmas Eve the bells at the Red Kettles finished ringing, but the goal has not yet been met. Currently, The Salvation Army in the Quad Cities has raised 86% of their goal with $655,000. Another $105,000 needs to be raised in order to meet the $760,000 goal. This goal is about 60% of the annual operating budget which helps provide homeless family shelter, transitional housing, a community meal program, rent and utility assistance, supplemental food boxes, nursing home visits, youth character building programs i.e. summer camps, and various other social services.

"This community's generosity has amazed me - the coins, dollars, checks and 3 gold coins have added up to $400,000!" said Major Gary Felton. "On Christmas Eve alone, the Red Kettles brought in $18,552 ... but we still need help! We encourage everyone to consider making their year-end donations to The Salvation Army to help make sure that we're able to continue offering various services to those hurting in our community."

The large Red Kettles will be inside the malls until January 5th and small Red Kettles are still standing on counters at the following stores throughout the Quad Cities: Hungry Hobo, Express Lane, Hy-Vee Gas Stations, Mother Hubbard Cupboards and Papa Johns.

For your gift to be tax-deductible in 2014, your envelopes need to be post-parked by December 31st. To make your year-end contributions today to help reach their goal you can mail your donations to 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, IA 52803 or to give by credit card call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go online to

If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army, its programs in the community and how you can help, please call 563-271-7933.

On Friday and Saturday, December 19th and 20th

Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that VON MAUR, the locally owned fashion department store, will sponsor the fourth annual Red Kettle Match Days this weekend.

On December 19th and 20th, VON MAUR will make a dollar-for-dollar match to Quad Cities red kettle donations at Northpark and Southpark Malls. The five locations include three 4-foot tall red kettles inside the malls and the two regular kettles outside the mall.

There is a great need for the services of The Salvation Army in the Quad Cities. Many of our neighbors hold down one or more jobs, yet struggle greatly to pay monthly bills that provide the very basics for their families. Donations are needed to help meet this campaign's goal of $760,000. The Salvation Army asks the community to take VON MAUR up on their challenge in order to maximize gifts made to The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities.

Jim von Maur states, "We have always appreciated the work of The Salvation Army and are proud to help support their good work in the community again this year."

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator is "so pleased to partner again with such a notable and admired business in our community. This match is so important to us as we try to close the gap of the remaining $280,000 needed to make our goal."

The Red Kettle campaign provides 60% of the annual budget used by The Salvation Army to provide people with their basic needs, warm shelter and nutritious food, new life skills, character building - anything necessary to help community members achieve healthy, productive living.

Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army is pleased to announce the RED KETTLE Eats & Treats Campaign. Generous restaurants, both locally-owned and national chains, will donate a portion of their proceeds to The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign starting December 16th.

The community is asked to dine at the following restaurants in the upcoming days. Diners will be helping someone at a Salvation Army program to have a fresh, hot, nutritious meal. Annually, The Salvation Army's Family Service Center serves 85,000 meals to people in need.

Please remember to mention The Salvation Army when you make your purchase.


Tuesday, December 16: Chic-fil-A

2945 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, IA

5% of proceeds 4pm -8pm


Wednesday, December 17: Sippis Restaurant

406 West 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

5% of proceeds 11am - 2pm


Thursday, December 18: Whitey's Ice Cream

All 8 Quad Cities Locations

5% of proceeds all day


Monday, December 22: Buffalo Wild Wings

Both Davenport and Moline Locations

5% of Proceeds all day


Tuesday, December 23: Papa Murphy's Take 'N'Bake Pizza

All 5 Quad Cities Locations

10% of Proceeds all day


If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities programs, please call Holly at 563-271-7933.