Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Crystal Lake Salvation Army traveling throughout McHenry County to help out.
A few volunteers filling sandbags in Nunda Township were taking a break and got some food and drinks from the Salvation Army of McHenry County’s canteen. The boys asked how much they owed and were surprised to learn it was free, said Linda Hunter-West, a spokeswoman with the Salvation Army. It is based in Crystal Lake. “We never accept money at the canteen. We are out there to help provide for the people who are first responders, individuals involved in the incident or volunteers,” Hunter-West said. “We are out there to serve a warm meal, a snack, hot coffee or hot chocolate. We want to do what we can to make the circumstance a little bit nicer and make sure people are well nourished.” Flood victims, volunteers and emergency personnel …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Officials for the Salvation Army want to remind people to donate to the Red Kettles and other programs, if they are able, as the number of people seeking help in McHenry County continues to climb.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Salvation Army on Thursday announced it has fallen behind on its holiday fundraising goal for the 2012 Christmas season. The McHenry County Salvation Army is fighting an uphill battle with the economy, according to Major Garry Lowder, the local commanding officer. "The economy is making this a very challening fundraising campaign," Lowder said. "Many people who gave to us as recent as last year are finding themselves in need of our services this year." The annual Red Kettle Campaign currently is about $25,000 below 2011, and donations of toys, food and gift cards for the Toyland Toyshop also are lower than last year, at this point in time, he said. "We believe the reason we are lagging behind is the challenging economy," Lowder said…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Salvation Army of McHenry County kicks off the Red Kettle Campaign on Friday, Nov. 16. The army's Angel Tree Program has also begun.
Nothing rings in the holiday season like the familiar sound of a Salvation Army bell chiming through the crisp winter air. The McHenry County chapter of The Salvation Army kicks off its Red Kettle campaign this Friday, Nov. 16. Every year, hundreds of volunteers brave the winter cold, wind and snow to ring bells at red kettles located throughout the county in hopes of reaching the army's holiday fundraising goal. Kettles stand at store fronts in Algonquin, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Harvard, Huntley, Island Lake, Lake in the Hills, Marengo, McHenry, Wonder Lake and Woodstock. This year's Red Kettle goal is $340,000 (the group's stretch goal is $400,000), said Linda Hunter, community relations and development coordinator for The…