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Paint a Thon 2014

Volunteer Teams are needed to paint homes of needy Senior Citizens and disabled persons in Sioux Falls this summer.  This is a great ‘hands on', ‘short term', ‘team building' project for businesses and employees to get involved.  This effort really makes a difference in the lives of individuals served, including the workers.

Call 605-338-6649 ext. 317 for more information on how your volunteer team can help improve the life of one of your neighbors.  Contact Marcie today! 

You can also download the Team Registration form.  You'll find the form on the Paint A Thon 2014 page under the Ways To Give tab on the top of this page. 

A huge Thank You to Norberg Paints and Xcel Energy for their support and partnership with this project.

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Free Cooking Classes at The Salvation Army

Did you know The Salvation Army of Sioux Falls offers a free cooking class?  Sign up for our June classes by calling 605-338-6649.  The classes run for three weeks and there is an gift card incentive for completing the three week course.  Classes are offered in partnership with the SDSU Extension.  Each class includes tips for healthy eating, budget friendly meal options, a visual cooking demonstration and  taste testing.  At the end of class, each participant is sent home with the ingredients to make that days recipe in their own home.  This Free Cooking Course is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. 

Cooking Class at The Salvation Army  Current cooking class participants trying out the day's recipe.  Our May schedule

Western Division Youth Councils Weekend

Eight of our awesome young people attended The Salvation Army's Youth Councils in Nebraska last weekend.  During the weekend they volunteered and cleaned up the yard of a senior.  Below are a few pictures.  They did a wonderful job! 

Sioux Falls Salvation Army Teens   Working Hard

One happy home owner   What a great job they did!

It's National Volunteer Week

Did you know the estimated value of volunteer time for 2013 is $22.55 per hour.  For The Salvation Army and the people we serve every hour of voluntary service is priceless.  Thank you to everyone who partners with us in filling the needs of our local community during the Holiday's and throughout the year.  God Bless you! 

Thank you for your service!

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Sioux Falls Salvation Army Spent A Wonderful Weekend in Celebration

On March 21st, 22nd and 23rd The Salvation Army celebrated a tremondous milestone in our history in Siouxfalls-125 Years!  Thank you to everyone who came out to one or more of the events we held.  Our 125 year anniversary is possible because of the communities support and belief in the work we do. 


BBTC  BBTC Logo  Bill Booth Theater Company 

Major Stiensland with Major Paula Fleeman and Major Liz Beardsley  Salvation Army Praise Team  Enjoying the Friday Night Receoption   Our beautiful cake from Hyvee 

Saturday Celebration with our Praise Team  deLaney and Dennis Erckfritz  Tim  Sioux Falls Youth Choir 

Advisory Board Chairman Steve Cook  BBTC 


Salvation Army 125th Annivesary Celebration

2014 marks the 125th anniversary of the Salvation Army serving Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties. Over the years the Salvation Army has changed buildings and locations, but one thing has always remained the same: the commitment to improving the lives of those in need.

It's finally here!  We want to invite the community to join with us as we reflect on our past and celebrate our future serving the Sioux Falls community.

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 21st at The Salvation Army-800 N. Cliff Avenue

6:30 pm "Celebration 2014: Kick-Off Meeting"
8:00 pm Reception
Saturday, March 22nd at Lorang Theater-O'Gorman High School

12:30 pm "Celebration 2014: Celebration Service"
7:00 pm "Celebration 2014: Concert" *
Featuring New Horizons Concert Band, Major Kathy
Hellstrom (Pianist) and The Salvation Army's Bill
Booth Theater Company from Chicago, ILL
The 7:00 pm concert is FREE but tickets are required.
Sunday, March 23rd at The Salvation Army-800 N. Cliff Avenue

9:00 am Time of Fellowship
10:00 am "Celebration 2014: Worship Service"

Thank you to Representative Kristi Noem for join us at our 12:30 pm Celebration 2014 service on Saturday, March 22nd to talk about the State of South Dakota's 125th Annivesary


SOUP SUPPER Fundraiser at The Salvation Army

Friday, March 14th 4:00 to 6:30 pm.  Tickets in advance are $4.00 per adult and $3.50 per child.  Day of the Event Tickets are $4.50 per adult and $4.00 per child.  Enjoy homemade Cheesy Broccoli, Chili, Chicken Noodle and/or Vegetable Beef w/caggabe.  You may dine in or take out. 

Logo from Salvation Army in Eastern PA and Delaware

Proceeds to benefit the work of the Women's Ministries group.


Bell Ringer Appreciation Luau Brunch

On Saturday, February 22nd we held a Luau Brunch to honor our paid bell ringing staff.  They really have the hardest job during our Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign.  Standing outside in the harsh winter weather is not easy.  We're so thankful for the support in reaching our fundraising goal. 

We also recognized our wonderful counting volunteers.  They come in each day of our campaign and count all of the donations.  With our their help it would not be possible for our staff to keep up with the day to day counting that must take place.

In September we will be holding a Volunteer Recognition Dinner for all of our awesome volunteers.

Our Wonderful Bell Ringing StaffThank you to Hyvee for the wonderful food and catering

 Major Tom Riggs handing our certificatesThank you to our awesome volunteer money counters!

Thank you Major for all you do!

Salvation Army Thrift Store Closing on Saturday, February 15th. 

Below is a copy of a press release being sent to local media. It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the closing of our Salvation Army Thrift Store in Sioux Falls.

In the next week our Advisory Board will be meeting with Majors Tom and Belinda Riggs, Commanding Officers for the Sioux Falls Salvation Army to discuss the future of the store and the building at 900 N. Cliff Avenue.

This was not an easy decision, but after prayerful consideration and with The Salvation Army's commitment to using the donations that have been entrusted to us, we must close the store so that we can continue "Doing The Most Good" for the Sioux Falls community.

All items at the store are being sold at 50% off.

The Salvation Army Sioux Falls thrift store, located at 900 N Cliff Ave, will close on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Plans for the future of the store are under consideration.

Salvation Army Thrift Store fans may visit stores in Sioux City, Iowa and Mitchell, South Dakota. For more information please contact The Salvation Army Corps at 605.338.6649.


The Sioux Falls Corps Enrolls Newest Soldier

On Sunday, February 9th, deLaney Erckfritz began the newest Senior Soldier at Sioux Falls Corps.  deLaney is a Sunday School teacher with an amazing voice.  We're so glad deLaney has chosen to serve the Lord through the ministry of The Salvation Army. 

Our newest Senior Soldier in Sioux Falls  Sioux Falls

Major Tom Riggs shaking deLaney's hand  deLaney signing her Articles of War during her enrollment at The Salvation Army



New Year, New Blessings

A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and prayed for the work of The Salvation Army in Sioux Falls.   Thanks to you so many blessings were and continue to be recevied.  Here's a few from the last few months:

  • Not one but two gold bars valued at over $2400.00 were dropped into red kettles during our fundraising campaign
  • A gentlemen stopped by and gave us a check for $10,000 because we help those in need
  • Donations of socks, toiletries, and clothing for the Warming Site
  • Volunteers braving the frigid cold to ring a bell
  • A man dropped by on Christmas Eve and asked what we still needed and returned with 25 $20.00 gift cards to Walmart for teen gifts
  • A lady dropped off two bags of toys her brother made for children
  • Over 6,000 toys/gifts were donated to the Angel Tree at the Empire Mall and the ones located all over Sioux Falls
  • Volunteers who worked tirelessly signing up families to receive Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets
  • A Volunteer at Toy Town saw the need and responded by purchasing over 20 new bikes for children
  • Augustana College students organized Teen Town where they collected and distributed gifts specificially for teens
  • A family baked the most wonderful cookies and cupcakes for our awesome bell ringers
  • Volunteers spent hours every day of the campaign counting red kettle donations
  • 605 Magazine reached out to the community and created a remake of "We Are The World" that supports the work of The Salvation Army here in Sioux Falls.  You can view the video below.

Great Things Are Always Happening In Sioux Falls!

Thank you 605Magazine and everyone involved with the "We Are The World" song/video project to support The Salvation Army.  We can never thank you enough for the time, effort and energy you put into this.  See below for the complete video or visit 605 Magazine on Youtube. 

Thank you everyone!


Icon Lounge at the launch party.

James Beardsley and Major Tom Riggs


On Friday, December 13th Icon Lounge 605Magazine will be launching their remake of the song "We Are The World".  Local celebrities have come together to create a wonderful recording and video.  Part of the proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army.  The event begins at 7:00 pm. 

Match Day 2013 is Coming

We met our Match Day goal.  Thank you Sioux Falls!

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

On Saturday, December 14th every $20.00 bill donated in one of our Red Kettles will be matched with $80.00 to turn it into a $100.00.  Match Day helps The Salvation Army in meeting its Red Kettle goal each year.  This year our goal is $350,000.  Your donations are urgently needed.  As of 12-2-13 we still need to raise over $280,000.00.


It's Angel Tree Time!

Starting Friday, November 29th our Salvation Army Angel Tree will be open at the Empire Mall to collect toys for children in the Sioux Falls area.  We'll also have several other sites around town including:

Washington Pavillon, Dollar General, EZ Pay Day Advance, Verizon Wireless, First National Bank in Brandon, Rev Tim's Lucky Devil Tattoo Parlor, Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union, and Dairy Queen.  For location addresses please click on the Angel Tree tab at the top of the page. 

Thank you to all of our Angel Tree partners including Citibank and Dakotacare for helping us make Christmas Merry and Bright for children.

Merry Christmas




Shipley's Garment Spa


KDLT and Lewis Drug are collecting warm winter coats for kids.  You may drop off coats at any Lewis Drug location in and around Sioux Falls.  Many thanks to Shipley's Garmant Spa for cleaning the donated clothing.  Help keep Sioux Falls  warm this winter.  





Thank you to all of our community partners!

Together We're Doing The Most Good! 

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Thank you Comfort Keepers!

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Thank You Royal Neighbors!

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Thank you DHQ for the Grant! 

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Thank you Students from Harvey Dunn 

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Thank you Students for Harrisburg North 



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