Hunger affects millions of people and studies have shown that one in six individuals are food insecure, they don’t know when or where their next meal will be. In 2013, The Salvation Army’s feeding programs provided 22,547 meals in Lake County, which was a 25% increase from the previous year. A gift of $5,000 can help provide 1,600 meals for low income and homeless men, women and families.
Emergency Assistance/Pathway of Hope
The Salvation Army Emergency Assistance program provides assistance with rent, utilities, clothing or furniture to families who are facing a temporary emergency needs. Families who have long-term assistance needs are enrolled in the Pathway of Hope program, which partners them with a case manager who helps them identify and overcome their barriers to success. The program is aimed at breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and moving families beyond survival to self-sufficiency. In 2013, The Salvation Amy helped 2,942 families pay rent, utilities and other urgent needs.
Families who are struggling to place a meal on the table each day have access to food pantries, and can visit them on a regular basis for nutritious food staples including canned goods, fruits, vegetable and healthy whole grains. In 2013, The Salvation Army provided 15,000 grocery orders to families in Lake County.
The Salvation Army offers a broad range of educational and enrichment programs for youth, providing a safe haven with positive alternatives. With your support, The Salvation Army can provide a safe haven for children, off the streets and out of harm’s way and gives them opportunities to gain new skills and nurture their talents. In 2013, there was a total attendance of 14,000 character development, sports and tutoring programs for youth.
The Salvation Army also provides children from the inner city an opportunity to escape into the beauty of nature of Wonderland Camp in Wisconsin. Campers spend a week boating, swimming, climbing ropes and bonding with each other, while learning the importance of teamwork, independence, courage, strength, friendship and faith which has a profound effect on their lives.
The Salvation Army is a leading first responder in times of disaster, locally and throughout the world. Recently, The Salvation Army has operated response missions to Hurricane Isaac and the wave of Midwest tornadoes in November 2013. We even assisted the City of Chicago with 2012 NATO Summit security efforts. Locally, The Salvation Army responded locally to the flooding of the Little Calumet River in 2008.
The challenges faced by families and individuals in our communities are complicated and persistent. The Salvation Army offers the most vulnerable and downtrodden in our society hope. Our mission is to, “meet human needs in God’s name, without discrimination.” We thank you for your continued generosity and ask you to come alongside us once again to make the most change in your neighborhood and throughout Lake County.
Mail donation to: The Salvation Army Lake County, 8225 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
Our corps (church) offers a variety of programs for all ages. There is a place for you at The Salvation Army Hammond/Munster Corps!
Monday – Friday Office Hours
Office open 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Office open 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
6:30 PM Emergency Disaster Services Meeting (2nd Monday of the month)
2:30 PM Literacy Program
Wednesday – Youth Activities
5:00 PM Supper Club
5:30 PM Character Building (Adventure Corps, Girl Guards, Sunbeams)
6:30 PM Singing Company
6:30 PM Teen Bible Study
Family Fun Movie Night (last Friday of every Month)