Quad Cities, USA - On Tuesday, September 16th from 9:00am - 3:30pm The Salvation Army will host a webinar on New Paradigms in Estate and Charitable Planning at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. This webinar will help Trust & Estate planning professionals keep up on estate planning changes over the last year.

The event is free to those who which to attend and will include lunch. To register, please contact Bruce Clark at 563-370-2145 or at bruce_clark@usc.salvationarmy.org. CLE credits are available for attendees. Special thanks to Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, Quad City Bank and Trust, and Wells Fargo Private Bank for sponsoring this event.

About the speakers:

Ann Burns is the Chair of the Trust, Estate and Charitable Planning group at Gray Plant Mooty. Her practice focuses on estate and charitable planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, and fiduciary and tax litigation.

Ann graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School and clerked for the Honorable Donald R. Ross, on the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She is a frequent lecturer at national estate planning conferences and has been quoted in the New York Times and Forbes magazine. She chairs the board of a private client family office and is a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the Board of Trustees of The Minneapolis Foundation

Samuel Donaldson [J.D. University of Arizona; LL.M. (Taxation) University of Florida] is a Professor of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining the Georgia State faculty in 2012, he was on the faculty at the University of Washington School of Law for 13 years. During his tenure at the University of Washington, he was a five-time recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year award from the School of Law's Student Bar Association.

Professor Donaldson is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of the Bar in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. Among his scholarly works, he is a co-author of the West casebook, Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach, and a co-author of the Price on Contemporary Estate Planning treatise published by CCH.

QUAD CITIES, USA: On August 20, 2014, fifteen local John Deere Employees will have the opportunity to help brighten up a homeless shelter with a fresh coat of paint and a splash of color.

The Family Service Center is a 108-year-old building that requires a lot of maintenance. Over 100 people live here every day, and 55%-60% of them are children.

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator, states "We do our best to make the surroundings at the shelter as beautiful as we can on a very limited budget. When a homeless family enters our shelter, we want them to know they are important to us and deserve to have nice surroundings during their fresh start."

John Deere will supply the volunteers, Valspar provided the paint, and United Way manages the program.

The press is invited to share the experience with our volunteers on Wednesday.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10:00am - 3:00pm

LOCATION: Family Service Center, 301 W. 6th

Street, Davenport, IA 52803


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

DATE: Saturday, July 26, 2014

TIME: 10am - 5pm

PLACE: All four Quad Cities area Wal-Marts

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, dry erase markers, loose-leaf paper, spiral notebooks, colored and regular pencils and pencil boxes, pocket folders, pens, crayons, glue sticks, tissues, scissors, erasers, washable markers, watercolor paints and hand sanitizer.

The First Day Project unites Quad City area school supply drives to meet the needs of students who require help in obtaining school supplies. Nearly 20,000 students in Quad City schools are from families with incomes low enough to be eligible for Free & reduced fee waivers for school meals and fees. Some of Quad City area schools have an average as high as 60% of students qualifying for Free & Reduced. The First Day Project will supply thousands of Quad City students with the items they need to start their school year with confidence.

Monetary contributions can also be sent to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, 852 Middle Road, Suite 100, Bettendorf, Iowa, 52722. Donate Online: Go to www.cfgrb.org and click on "donate now." Donations can be designated to a particular school district if noted on the check.


Sweepstakes Includes 'Free Donuts for a Year' and Facebook Donation Campaign.

The first National Donut Day was celebrated by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to help raise needed funds during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of the "donut lassies" who helped make the donut what it is today by feeding the tasty confection to American soldiers during World War I. The donuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army, as well as the American soldiers who were returning home with the nickname, "doughboys."

This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide. The partnership between Entenmann's and The Salvation Army reinforces Entenmann's as a brand synonymous with National Donut Day.

In its continued support of The Salvation Army, from April 21 to June 30 Entenmann's Bakery will donate to the organization $1 for every person who "likes" the Entenmann's Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/entenmanns), up to $30,000. Entenmann's Bakery has donated a total of $70,000 to The Salvation Army through the first three years of the partnership and plans to hit the $100,000 mark through this year's donation campaign.

"We're very excited to partner with The Salvation Army for the fourth year in a row and hit the $100K charitable donation mark with the debut of our newest flavored Red Velvet donut," said Maureen Sticco, Director of Entenmann's Marketing Services.

In this the fourth year of the partnership and in celebration of the historical day, Entenmann's will be rewarding lucky "fans" with 'Free Donuts for a Year' and additional prizes through the sweepstakes link on the Entenmann's Facebook page. All entries must be received by 11:59: p.m. ET on June 30, 2014. Winners will be randomly selected from all submissions. Official Rules can be found at www.entenmanns.com.

"Entenmann's has been a terrific partner and supporter of our mission of goodwill and we look forward to making the 2014 National Donut Day the best one yet," said Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army.

National Donut Day Fun Facts:

The Salvation Army:

  • National Donut Day commemorates the "donut lassies," female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines.

  • With limited resources, these treats were fried, only seven at a time. The Salvation Army's Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying donuts in soldiers' helmets.

  • Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France starting in 1917 during WWI.

  • In 2013, 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army's 3,600 officers, 60,000 employees and 3.4 million volunteers.

Entenmann's Bakery:

  • With donut bakeries in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Montebello, California, Entenmann's produces more than 780 million donuts a year, which equivalents to 15 million donuts a week and more than 100,000 donuts every hour to keep up with the demands of Entenmann's donut lovers nationwide.

  • The Rich Frosted Donut has been the #1 seller since its introduction in 1973.

  • Entenmann's produces a number of varieties of donuts and Pop'ems each year including Cinnamon and Snickerdoodle Pop'ems and Devils Food Crumb Donuts to seasonal varieties including Halloween Rich Frosted Sprinkled, Harvest Pumpkin Donuts, Holiday Pop'ems and Rainbow Pop'ems.

  • In the early '50s, Frank Sinatra used to call the Bay Shore Bakery to place weekly orders from Entenmann's.


Little Caesars® Love Kitchen® Serves Hot Pizza Meals to People in Need in the Quad Cities on May 23rd, 5pm

Little Caesars Helps Make a Difference by Supporting The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities' Family Service Center @ 301 W. 6th Street

QUAD CITIES, USA - The Little Caesars Love Kitchen will be in Davenport to provide fresh, hot

pizza for people who have hit tough times. To support the work of the Family Service Center, a Salvation Army program working to help the homeless and displaced population in the Quad Cities, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen will visit feed approximately 150 people on Friday, May 23rd at 5pm.

A big-rig pizza kitchen on wheels, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen travels across the continental United States and Canada meeting the needs of the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors.

Little Caesars created the Love Kitchen to provide quality meals for people who need them, and there is a great commitment to helping people in need.

The Bettendorf Little Caesars at 2307 Cumberland Square Drive headed by Norbert Dams is in charge of manning the Love Kitchen, as well as providing the product needed to make the pizzas.

"I met the Love Kitchen in the summer of 2010, and they really impressed me. The Love Kitchen is an example of a company that cares and gets involved at the most basic level - feeding the poor and needy. I commend Little Caesars for this effort." said Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator.

The Family Service Center, the only family shelter in the Quad Cities area, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport provides housing and meals to over 100 people every night. Right now, there are 43 children living at the Center. Over a year's time, over 90,000 meals will be served at the Family Service Center along with nearly 30,000 nights of shelter.

About Little Caesars

Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan, in 1959. Little Caesars, the fastest growing pizza chain, built more stores in the world in 2008 than any other pizza brand and today is the largest carry-out chain globally with restaurants on five continents. Little Caesars is growing in prime markets across the country, and is offering strong franchisee candidates an opportunity for independence with a proven system. For the third year in a row, Little Caesars was named "Best Value in America"* of all quick-serve restaurant chains. In addition, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.

In addition to Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include : the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Uptown Entertainment, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, and a variety of venues within these entities. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information about the Little Caesars and available franchise opportunities, visit www.LittleCaesars.com or call 1.800.553.5776.

"Highest-Rated Chain - Value for the Money" based on a nationwide survey


About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information about local programs, go to http://www.salvationarmy.org/quadcities.


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Moline, IL - The Salvation Army is offering a low-cost Summer Day Camp. For the tenth 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 9th to August 8th.

Children entering kindergarten through 6th grade will be cared for Monday through Friday, 8:45am-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 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 and ask for Duane Sorenson.

Quad Cities, USA: Have you ever heard 500 bells ring at the same time!? Come to the season opening game of the RiverBandits to experience it! The first 500 fans to purchase a tennis ball for the evening's ball toss onto the field will receive a bell to help cheer on our hometown team.

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator and 30-year officer with The Salvation Army, will be honored with throwing out the first pitch of the season.

Your support of The Salvation Army will help to continue their work all around the Quad Cities. The Family Service Center in downtown Davenport is the Quad Cities' only family shelter serving single fathers and two parent families, and houses 105 homeless people each night -- 65% of the residents are children. An additional 75-130 community members go to the Family Service Center each night for their evening meal, Monday through Saturday. In Rock Island County, Salvation Army services including rent and utility assistance, clothing vouchers and food boxes have served the area's less fortunate.

WHAT: Salvation Army Night at the Ballpark

WHERE: Modern Woodmen Park, inside the stadium at the tennis ball table

DATE: Thursday, April 3, 2014

TIME: Game begins at 7pm

Davenport, IA: The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities once again met its Red Kettle Campaign goal thanks to the remarkable generosity of the Quad Cities community. A total of $752,561 was collected.

That goal consisted of direct mail, red kettle donations and year-end contributions. The $750,000 fund-raising goal accounts for approximately 60 percent of the local Salvation Army's operating budget that is generated from public support.

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. 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 2013 Christmas season, The Salvation Army makes Christmas much brighter for thousands of families in need locally. And more than 4,000 volunteer hours were given in order to make all of the Christmas season's programs possible.

More than 5,000 toys (games, books, stuffed animals and toys of all kinds) were donated through the Angel Tree program. Through the 2013 Christmas Distribution program 2,032 children from 902 families had a happy Christmas morning. Food boxes were also distributed to an additional 405 households without children. Combined, The Salvation Army distributed food and gifts to 1,307 families totaling 4,623 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 supported this year's Christmas program, 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.

Two special match programs contributed to the success of this year's campaign. Hiland Toyota made a large gift that was matched through the Toyota Dealer Match Program. And for the second year in a row, Von Maur matched all donations placed in the Red Kettles at the malls on December 22nd.

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 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 Salvation Army 2013 Red Kettle Campaign Update

Quad Cities Families Could Suffer

Quad Cities, USA: January 7, 2014 - The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities' update on the Red Kettle Campaign is not good. The goal of $750,000 is further away than in years' past. At this time in 2012, the donations totaled $731,000. But in 2013, the total is $658,000.

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator for The Salvation Army, states, "Our goal of $750,000 to keep our programs strong is still a long way away. Therefore, we will continue the campaign an extra two weeks, until January 31, 2014, and plead with the community to dig just a little deeper."

The campaign's kettle totals were especially affected by the 6 less days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The bell ringers usually generate close to $400,000, but this year The Salvation Army collected $340,000.

He adds, "These donations allow us to do our work all year round. When people find themselves in trouble, they turn to The Salvation Army. It is part of our society and has been for over 100 years. The monies collected provide shelter, food and other basic needs to families and individuals in crisis. Our services do so much more, though, as we help people see clearly to solve their own problems. We try not to think about falling short of the goal - we simply cannot fall short - too many people depend on us."

The Salvation Army implores the community to consider a gift during this long month of January.

There are three ways you can give.

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

  2. Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to make a gift by credit card

  3. Go to www.salvationarmyqc.org and make a gift through the Army's central website.

Quad Cities, USA: Warming Centers will be open to any community resident needing a place to keep warm while the Quad Cities experiences these extremely low temperatures. The two warming center locations include :

In Illinois: Heritage Temple Corps, 2200 - 5th Avenue, Moline, IL 9am-4pm

In Iowa: Family Service Center, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, IA 10am-7pm

Coffee and snacks will be made available.