Since 1890, armed with tambourines and a mission to serve, The Salvation Army held its first meeting in Delaware. More than 200 voices were lifted in song and prayer in the second story of 220 Market Street. Although our location has changed, the mission of The Salvation Army in the State of Delaware remains as it began 125 years ago. The work and ministry will continue to grow providing human outreach by offering spiritual, emotional and assistance to people in need. Check out the article from delaware online celebrating our 125th anniversary!
Welcome New Majors, Paul and Alma Cain
The entire Salvation Army Delaware family is pleased to welcome Majors Paul and Alma Cain, as our new Delaware State Coordinator and Associate State Coordinator, respectively.
The Cains have served as Salvation Army officers for the past 32 years in various pastoral and administrative positions in Philadelphia, PA, Montclair, NJ and Cincinnati and Columbus, OH. From 2007 to 2015, the Cains served as Administrators and Project Coordinators of the new Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden, NJ which opened in 2014.
The Cains are proud parents of two sons, a daughter-in-law, and are blessed with two granddaughters. We are thrilled to have them joining us at The Salvation Army Delaware.
Rodney Square Farmer's Market...Calling All Volunteers!
The Salvation Army of Wilmington will take part in its first ever Summer Farmer's Market in Rodney Square! It is slated to begin on Wednesday, June 29th and go through the end of summer, in conjunction with the "Downtown Farmer's Market", sponsored by Downtown Visions. Items for sale will include our signature bottle tab purses, courtesy of our Senior Center, Saint Andrew mugs, Creative Arts Program artwork, and much more.
Would you be willing to "Do The Most Good" and dedicate a few hours out of your Wednesday to help us? Full shifts are from 11am-2pm, but any time you can give to us is appreciated. Tasks for volunteers will include standing under the tent and providing people with information about The Salvation Army, handing out flyers & brochures, and selling crafted goods.
Please contact Carl Colantuono at (302) 472-0731 or Carl.Colantuono@use.salvationarmy.org to discuss this volunteer opportunity further. Sign up to volunteer with The Salvation Army Delaware by July 1st and your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Cheesecake Factory gift card, fitness classes, dental cleaning and more!
Beginning in July and continuing through the end of September, The Salvation Army will kick off its state-wide campaign package featuring Sponsorship Opportunities for all of our community events.
Sponsorship Opportunities can be configured to include yearlong sponsorship benefits like logo presence at all Salvation Army events, listings and click through logos on our local website. Sponsors will also be included in our event literature and programs, as well as a number of other high viability associations with The Salvation Army in Delaware.
Annual Civic Recognition Dinner
The Salvation Army of Delaware will host its annual dinner on October 17, 2016 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Every year we gather to recognize those who have contributed so much to our efforts and our mission in Delaware. The Silent Auction begins at 6:00pm – so be sure to bid on a vast array of bargains from area retailers, and some truly extraordinary, original artwork and pottery.
Michael Waite with the Blood Bank of Delmarva will be joining us again this year as our Master of Ceremonies after doing an inspirational job last year. Our Keynote Speaker will be Ukee Washington, CBC Philadelphia news anchor.
Funds raised at the event will support the operation of The Salvation Army’s Crisis Alleviation Programs throughout Delaware. Join us as we enjoy a delicious meal and the company of Friends of The Salvation Army.
Sign-up today to assist The Salvation Army with a Volunteer Role suited to your needs!