Website info jan 2014
Welcome! Thanks for visiting!
With its ministry located near downtown Mattoon, IL, The Salvation Army of Coles and Cumberland Counties actively seeks to fulfil that mission right here in our community and has since 1895.
We have a growing Church congregation, with ministry groups and activities available for practically everyone! Cultivating a real relationship with Jesus Christ is the center of all of our fellowship groups. We invite you to not only worship with us on Sundays, but to connect with other Church members through fellowship in one of our weekday ministry groups. Take a look at our monthly calendars, as well as the description of our various programs to see what interests you!
Our community outreach is ongoing, helping hundreds of families each month with food, clothing, rental assistance, housing and many other basic needs.
This past year thanks to you….
Over 15,000 meals were served to children, after school and with the Food on the Move Program.
2,630 families received food baskets in 2013
456 families were assisted with life-sustaining services,
including rent, utilities, medicines and emergency housing
Over 28-hundred people were helped with clothing and furniture
…and over 45-hundred children had a safe place to go after school and during summer day camp… for free.
Thanks to your generosity, the Salvation Army of Coles and Cumberland Counties continued its mission right here at home, and with your support, families will NEVER be denied the basic essentials. Credibility.. accountability.. needs.. services.. and results. Five reasons to say “YES.”
It is our passion for each person we assist to realize their value in the eyes of God, and to encourage them to look past their current situation with hope.
Whether it's through volunteer work or through involvement in our Church and fellowship activities, we encourage you to become part of the mission of The Salvation Army in Mattoon.