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We Are an Organization Dedicated to Doing the Most Good in your community.

Who We Are

The Salvation Army is made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, adherents, employees, volunteers, and other individuals all working together to holistically meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those less fortunate. Our organization is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Salvation Army Midland Division is the administrative unit that provides services to people in need throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois. 

Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Racial Equity Lens
By utilizing a racial equity lens, The Salvation Army aims to (a) provide a common vocabulary and protocol for evaluating policies, programs, practices and decisions for racial equity and (b) product policies, programs, practices and decisions which result in more equitable outcomes. 

What We Do & How We Help
People often ask why The Salvation Army offers so many different services and programs. The programs and services differ in order to meet the unique needs of the people in the communities we serve. We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation, or educational programs for children. To learn more about The Salvation Army Midland Division, you may review our most recent Annual Report. You can discover the global legacy of The Salvation Army at story.salvationarmy.org.

If you find yourself in need — whether that need is practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional — we hope you will seek our assistance.

Our Local Leadership

The Salvation Army is led by officers – ordained ministers – who supervise the many programs and services provided in your area. They also serve as administrators, counselors and youth leaders.

Lt. Colonels Dan and Dorene Jennings

Lt. Colonels Dan and Dorene Jennings have served together as officers since 1994 and currently serve as Divisional Commander and Director of Women’s Ministries respectively for The Salvation Army Midland Division which serves Missouri and Southern Illinois. Prior to serving at Midland Division, each served as local leaders at The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters - Chicago, IL and as Divisional Leaders at Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division. Each has earned Bachelor Degrees from Olivet Nazarene University and Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. The Jennings with the remarkable board members, staff and volunteers play a crucial role in Doing The Most Good throughout the community.


The Leadership Board

Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings 
Divisional Commander

Lt. Colonel Dorene Jennings 
Director of Women's Ministries

Major Phil Aho
General Secretary

Major Gail Aho
Urban Ministries Secretary

Major Valerie Carr
Divisional Secretary for Program

Major Jeff Carr 
Divisional Secretary for Business

Captain Carol Huffman 
Divisional Development Secretary

Major Charlotte Hall
Older Adult Ministries/Women's Ministries Secretary 

Captain Scott Strissel 
Divisional Youth Secretary

Captain Shanais Strissel
Divisional Youth and Candidates Secretary

Gary Busiek 
Divisional Social Services Secretary


Midland Advisory Board

The Midland Advisory Board is comprised of community and business leaders dedicated to helping The Salvation Army fulfill its mission of serving our most vulnerable neighbors throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Members serve in an advisory capacity, helping the Army deliver its services in and the most caring and efficient manner possible.


The Salvation Army Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation for The Salvation Army by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through volunteerism, fundraising, and advocacy among other young professionals.

Media Inquiries

Cynthia Skaggs-Becker
Director of Marketing and Communications
Email: Cynthia.Skaggs-Becker@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 314-646-3230  

Shawn Martin
Communications Manager
Email: Shawn.Martin@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 314-646-3017  |  Mobile: 314-603-2713

Taylor Kelly
Digital Marketing Specialist
Email: Taylor.Kelly@usc.salvationarmy.org

Ways to Give

Discover ways to support The Salvation Army here.

Donate Goods

To schedule, free donation pickups please call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825). To learn more about our Thrift Stores and donation centers visit satruck.org.


If you are interested in a career within The Salvation Army, visit our Careers website to view current job opportunities.


To find ways to volunteer and support your community, view our regional volunteer locations, or email Shawndell Williams at Shawndell.Williams@usc.salvationarmy.org

Need Help? Services & Programs Assistance 

Our Social Services department can be reached at 314-646-3000 or 211. Someone will contact you within 24 hours, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community here.

Get in Touch

The Salvation Army Midland Division
1130 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139

With a presence in nearly every zip code in America, there is a local Salvation Army near you. There are 28 Corps Community Centers within the Midland Division. To find The Salvation Army in your community, type in your zip code in our location search tool here.

For information on The Salvation Army's work in other parts of the United States, visit our National website. And visit The Salvation Army International website to learn how we're Doing The Most Good around the world every day.

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