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Support BSA Food Drives in November

The Salvation Army has addressed unprecedented need in Missouri and Southern Illinois, both in response to natural disasters and the general economy.

The Greater St. Louis Boy Scouts of America will host their annual “Scouting for Food” event this month. On Saturday November 12, 1.4 million bags will be distributed to as to homes throughout the St. Louis area. On November 19, Scouts will pick up non-perishable donations and deliver them to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

The Salvation Army and many other local food pantries will benefit from the bounty that you give to this very worthy youth organization. The initiative has the very lofty goal of collecting more than 2 million cans for 500 pantries, and it cannot achieve that goal without your support.

Please visit http://www.stlbsa.org/programs/sff/Pages/Scouting-for-Food.aspx for additional information on this event and how you can help.


Joplin Updates: Donations Needed & Donations Received

By: Faithe Colas, Community Relations Director, Milwaukee County DHQ


The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is in need of non-perishable food items. Donations can be made at The Salvation Army EDS location, 402 East 7th Street, Joplin, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To coordinate food drives and deliveries, please call 314-603-2071.



The Salvation Army is partnering with HOPE Station to provide hope to the Joplin community. This will be a 5 week event which will include music, art, food, worship and opportunities for people to share their stories of hope. The campaign now in progress and is also held at the Salvation Army’s Oasis off 26th and Main. Included is a nightly dinner, live music, a kid’s station with donated toys, guest speakers, and more. This event will take place nightly until the 4th of July. For more information on the HOPE Station visit www.thehopestation.org.


Boy Scouts of America Troop 113 from Tomball, Texas donated a semi load of supplies and recovery wish list items to The Salvation Army Joplin Disaster Relief Effort on Tuesday, June 7th. Our sincerest thanks to Boy Scouts Troop 113 and Salem Lutheran Church, who cooperated on this fundraiser. They worked all day Saturday and Sunday to collect the items donated. “We truly hope the goods purchased and donated will come to a little benefit.  I know this is only a drop in the bucket based on the overall needs, but I always say – ‘A lot of drops will eventually fill the bucket’,” said Bryan Goodwin of Troop 113.

Ravago Americas donated the use of their company transporter for delivery of the donation.

Thank you, Scouts & Ravago Americas! Your donation is truly appreciated!

Pictured unloading with Salvation Army volunteers and staff is (far right white shirt) Jason Poff, Captain of the Joplin Salvation Army Worship & Community Center.

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