The Salvation Army/KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack Program Drop Off Locations


The Salvation Army
Lied Renaissance Center
3612 Cuming St., Omaha

Any Methodist Clinic
or Hospital Location

8303 Dodge St., Omaha
707 N 190th Plz, Omaha
717 N 190th Plz, Omaha
16120 W Dodge, Omaha
10710 Fort St, Omaha
10060 Regency Cir, Omaha
8901 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
17675 Welch Plz, Omaha
5908 S 142nd St., Omaha
101 E Centennial Rd, Papillion
3353 L St., Omaha
1001 Risen Son Blvd, Council Bluffs
933 E Pierce St., Council Bluffs

Participating McDonald's Locations
1751 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs
1607 W Broadway, Council Bluffs
610 30th Ave, Manawa
1608 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue
10777 Q St., Omaha
4404 N 30th St., Omaha
8003 S 84th St., La Vista
18320 Wright St., Omaha
14449 W Center Rd, Omaha
929 E Washington St, Blair
12850 L St., Omaha
8525 S 71st Plz, Papillion
177805 Welsh Plz, Omaha
2410 Cuming St., Omaha
9505 S 144th St., Omaha
7400 N 30th St., Omaha
9009 Military Rd, Omaha
7717 Dodge Rd, Omaha
3404 N 108th St., Omaha
2340 N 72nd St., Omaha
11330 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
14363 S Highway 31, Gretna
3805 N 132nd St., Omaha
4635 N 72nd St., Omaha
3575 N 168th Ct., Omaha
122 S 40th St., Omaha
1410 S Washington St., Papillion
13708 Q St., Omaha
3606 S 84th St., Omaha
3609 Summit Plaza Dr., Bellevue
3909 S 42nd St., Omaha
10201 S 21st St., Bellevue
2760 S 13th St., Omaha
435 E 23rd St., Fremont
100 Willow Rd, Missouri Valley

Kaplan University
5425 N 103rd St., Omaha

Bounce University
11142 Q St., Omaha

Bellevue Senior Center
109 W 22nd Ave., Bellevue

Camelot Senior Center
9270 Cady St., Omaha

Corrigan Senior Center
3819 X St., Omaha

Florence Senior Center
2920 Bondesson St., Omaha

Montclair/Millard Senior Center
2304 S. 134th Ave., Omaha

Omaha Hair Choice
4217 S 120th St., Omaha

Gordman's
1926 S 67th St., Omaha

Classic Pool and Spa
4213 S 120th St., Omaha

Sapp Brothers
14705 Cornhusker Rd #2, Omaha

Peck Law Firm
212 S 74th St #100, Omaha

Rockbrook United Methodist Church
9855 W Center Rd, Omaha

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AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT AND US AIR FORCE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA BAND VOCALIST ENTERTAINS CHILDREN AT THE SALVATION ARMY OMAHA KROC CENTER ON FRIDAY



A vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band and American Idol contestant, who advanced to the final audition of American Idol's Hollywood Week, will be entertaining the “troops” at The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s Camp Kroc this week.  Camp Kroc is a summer day camp for children ages 6-12.

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THE SALVATION ARMY OFFERS RELIEF FROM HEAT

The Salvation Army is opening today (7/21) community cooling centers for people who need a break from the extreme heat. Cooling stations open today and will remain open through tomorrow, July 22:

8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street

North Corps, 2424 Pratt Street

Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street

Council Bluffs, 715 N 16 Street (hours may vary, call ahead 712.328.2088)

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Salvation Army Fan Drive Helps Those in Need Beat The Heat



Westlake Ace Hardware to team up with The Salvation Army
in Omaha to raise money for fans.

The temperature is on the rise and so is The Salvation Army’s need for fans. This summer, Westlake Ace Hardware has teamed up with the Omaha Salvation Army to help collect money for fans. All money raised will be used to purchase fans The Salvation Army will distribute this summer to low-income seniors, qualified families with children, and adults with disabilities.

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THE SALVATION ARMY/KETV 7 CAN HELP KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM UNDERWAY: SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED
   
The Salvation Army and KETV 7 Can Help Kids are teaming up to collect new school supplies. 

Every year, the Back to School Backpack Program provides thousands of children with backpacks and school supplies at locations across the metro.  This year's premier sponsor is Methodist Health System.  Additional collection partners include participating McDonald’s, Kaplan University, Q98, Payless Office Products and Firefighters on the Move.


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SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS IN PILGER NEB



Omaha, Neb. (June 24, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel continue to serve those affected by tornadoes in Pilger, Neb.  Emergency Services teams from Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and Norfolk, Neb. have been on site in Pilger since twin tornadoes devastated the town on June 16.

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SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS



Omaha, Neb. (June 20, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel continue to serve those affected by tornadoes in Pilger, Neb.  Emergency Services teams from Lincoln and Norfolk, Neb. remain on the scene.

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PIZZA FOR PILGER

 
Several restaurants in Omaha are offering large cheese pizzas for $12 all day on Monday, June 23 with 100% of the proceeds going to Pilger, NE care of the Salvation Army. Some offers vary by location.

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SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS IN PILGER



Omaha, Neb. (June 18, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel continue to serve those affected by tornadoes in Pilger, Neb.  Emergency Services teams from Lincoln and Norfolk, Neb. remain on the scene. Lincoln Corps Officer, Major James Pennington, is the Incident Commander in Pilger.

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SALVATION ARMY PERSONNEL IN THE WESTERN DIVISION MOBILIZE AND RESPOND TO TORNADOES IN PILGER, NEB.



Omaha, Neb. (June 17, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel in the Western Division, headquartered in Omaha, have mobilized and are responding in the wake of tornadoes and damaging winds which devastated the community of Pilger, Neb. last evening. Currently, The Salvation Army has positioned canteens (mobile kitchen units) from Lincoln and Norfolk, Neb in the affected areas.  Major James Pennington, Lincoln Corps Officer, is the Incident Commander in Pilger.

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THE OMAHA SALVATION ARMY, FOOD BANK FOR THE HEARTLAND AND HUNGER FREE HEARTLAND ON BOARD FOR KIDS CRUISIN’ KITCHEN



While their classmates are swimming and playing outdoors during summer vacation, 96,000 Nebraska children will be worrying about finding their next meal.  The summer months are especially difficult for children at-risk for hunger and their families, as only 10 percent of children eligible for free or reduced school lunches, has access to regular meals when school is out of session. To combat the epidemic of childhood hunger in Nebraska, The Omaha Salvation Army, Food Bank for the Heartland and Hunger Free Heartland are collaborating again this summer for the Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen program (KCK).

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THE SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION PREPARES TO RESPOND TO STORMS IN NEBRASKA AND IOWA
Omaha, Neb. (June 3, 2014) – Salvation Army personnel throughout the Western Division (Nebraska, western Iowa and South Dakota) are mobilizing to respond to tornadoes and damaging winds which forecasters are predicting will occur today and overnight. Currently, The Salvation Army has a minimum of five canteens (mobile kitchen units) ready to enter the affected areas as soon as the storm passes. 

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THE SALVATION ARMY CONTINUED OFFERING RELIEF IN BEAVER CROSSING IN THE WAKE OF MOTHER’S DAY STORMS



The Salvation Army continued to provide disaster relief after an EF-3 tornado struck the central Nebraska community on Sunday, May 11. Operations concluded yesterday.

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YOU'RE ALL HEROES

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THE SALVATION ARMY RESPONDS TO NEBRASKA STORMS



The Salvation Army is responding to the storms that damaged communities in central Nebraska last evening.
 

An Emergency Disaster Services mobile canteen and crew from Lincoln, Neb. is in Beaver Crossing today, serving food and beverages to emergency and clean-up crews that struck that community last night. The Grand Island Salvation Army is also responding to storms that ravaged the town of Sutton, Neb.  The Salvation Army will remain on the scene for as long as needed.

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WESTERN DIVISION TO RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE
 
The Omaha Salvation Army’s Durham Booth Manor has been nominated to receive the Social Services Award for Program Excellence and Achievement. Pictured left to right are D.D. Launderville, Durham Booth Manor senior services director, Mary Sawaged, service coordinator, and Lisa Ramold, program director. 


Doris Rhames, Intensive Community Support program coordinator, has been nominated for the National Award for Excellence in individual social work.


The Salvation Army convenes a National Social Services and Disaster Management Conference every three years. A major highlight of this event is the recognition of outstanding services and exemplary social service professionals. Each of the four nationwide territories select one program and one person to receive these prestigious awards. We are pleased to announce that this year, both of the Central Territory’s awardees are from the Western Division and are both based in Omaha. Durham Booth Manor and Intensive Community Support program coordinator Doris Rhames were honored at the conference in March.

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A CHANCE AT CHESS

Expert chess players gathered at the tournament despite the bad weather.

In September 2013, chess Life Master Tim McEntee secured sponsorship of a tournament with the goal of generating an interest in chess in Iowa. Tim decided to hold a free, one-day three-round tournament open to any player who had ever attained the expert rating of 2000. Marshalltown, Iowa, (population 25,000) was chosen as the host city because of its central location to the Iowa chess centers.

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NORTH CORPS COLLEGE SEARCH TOUR

Jim Sells, program director, and Lisa Sagherian, assistant program director, chaperoned young people involved in North Corps who are seeking a college experience as they spent an exciting week on the road last month.


What a great trip this was! Jim Sells, program director, and Lisa Sagherian, assistant program director, took one of the North Corps vans last month, packed it with a group of high school students and away they went – touring a number of historic black colleges and other major universities in the South for a full week of memories and life-changing experiences. 

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HEATSHARE LEGACY WARMS HANDS AND FEET OF MANY

Some Lincoln area residents were able to keep their home a little warmer this winter thanks to The Salvation Army’s HeatShare program, Black Hills Energy and a generous estate gift from Bert Boquet and his wife, Eleanore.

Bert and Eleanore Boquet, lifelong Lincoln, Neb. residents, spent 57 years together scrimping and saving in every way they could. Bert, a 30-year federal employee, and Eleanore, a nurse, chose to live simple lives so others could one day benefit. "Bert would go without a new pair of shoes for himself saying he had all he needed. Someone else needed it more," said Daylene Kollmorgen, a close friend.

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SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER PARTNERS WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNCIL TO OFFER FREE SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES TO OMAHA COMMUNITY



The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center is partnering with the Domestic Violence Council and Leonum Advisors for several free self-defense classes in the spring. The first is a women’s self-defense class and takes place on Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street.

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THE SALVATION ARMY OFFERS SERVICES TO CURB HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEBRASKA

The Salvation Army in Omaha and throughout Nebraska offers services to trafficking victims through a variety of programs.  Trafficking victims primarily come into these services through referrals from local law enforcement, the FBI victim assistance program, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, or initially for other services such as safe sheltering.  Salvation Army staff are trained by the National Training Center for Trauma Informed Cares. 

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SALVATION ARMY ACCEPTING CALLS FOR HEAT ASSISTANCE



The Salvation Army, in partnership with Metropolitan Utility District and Black Hills Energy, has offered energy assistance to customers in need for more than 30 years. The fund targets older and/or disabled people and in some cases, those experiencing a situational crisis. 

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ACTOR D. KEVIN WILLIAMS TO HOLD ACTING WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH



The Salvation Army
announced that it has been awarded a grant by the Nebraska Arts Council. The grant will support a youth acting program presented by Nebraska professional actor D. Kevin Williams. Beginning January 7, young people will have the opportunity to take eight weeks of after-school acting classes with Williams at The Salvation Army North Corps. The program is free and open to students ages 8-17.

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For years, Facebook posts, forwarded emails and rumors have been leading some people to believe that The Salvation Army does not serve members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community. These accusations simply aren't true.
 


 

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Nebraska Crossing Outlets/Under Armour Backpack Drive July 26 - 27
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