Greater Chippewa Valley Ways You Can Help
Make a Contribution
Thank you for your interest in supporting The Salvation Army with your financial gifts. There are several ways to give. Please select which is most appropriate for you.
All gifts collected online are used by your local Salvation Army, unless you specify otherwise. It's fast, safe, and secure.
Donate by Phone
To donate by phone, please call us at (800) SAL-ARMY.
Donate by Mail
The Salvation Army in the Greater Chippewa Valley can accept mail-in donations by check or money order at the following address:
The Salvation Army
2211 S. Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Be sure to include any special instructions as to how you would like your contribution to be used.
Gifts of Stock
To make gifts of stock, please contact Karl Strand, Director of Planned Giving, at (414) 302-4300.
To make other financial gifts (e.g. will/estate gifts) or to learn how you can earn an income from your gifts, click here.
If you represent a corporation interested in contributing to The Salvation Army, please contact Karen Frederick, Director, at (715) 834-1224.
There are many different ways to get involved with The Salvation Army. We offer volunteers a chance to change people's lives across a wide range of activities and programs - all the while, being changed themselves.
All of our volunteer opportunities are coordinated locally, where our staff understands exactly how you can be of the most help to most people. Our current volunteer needs are listed below.
Food Pantry Assistant (Eau Claire or Chippewa Falls) Help feed those in need within our community! We need hands to help stock shelves, pack bags, and distribute food. Perfect for individuals and families! Minimum of 1 hour commitment.
Social Services Assistant Data Entry Serve patrons as needed. Minimum commitment of 1 day per week. Minimum commitmentof 1 year.
To sign up for one or more of the opportunities listed above, please email Amanda_Radle@usc.salvationarmy.org and list which position(s) you are interested in. To save time, please make sure you are registered on www.myVolunteerPage.com.
Janitor Help us keep the facility tidy! 8-10 hour commitment per week.
Office Assistant Greet patrons as they enter our facility. Greet those calling our facility. Serve patrons as needed.
To sign up for one or more of the opportunities listed above, please email Karen_Frederick@usc.salvationarmy.org and list which position(s) you are interested in. To save time, please make sure you are registered on www.myVolunteerPage.com.
Most people are familiar with our red kettles and hear those bells ringing at locations throughout the greater Chippewa Valley. The funds raised during November and December stay in our community to assist with emergencies like the ones listed below:
- Utility disconnects
- Rent when evication notices are received
- Gasoline for vehicles to travel to work
- Hygiene Center
- bus tokens
If you want to volunteer, follow these instructions to register and sign up for dates and times.
1. Log on to www.ringbells.org.
2. Click on the state of Wisconsin.
3. Click on the county you want to ring in - either Eau Claire or Chippewa County.
4. If you have not registered as a volunteer on this site before, scroll down to the heading 'You Make a Difference' and click 'Register Here' next to Active Volunteers.
5. Fill out the contact information.
6. Once registered, click on 'Bell Ringing 2014' under 'Featured Opportunity' on the main page.
7. Choose the location you want to ring bells at and sign up for the shifts that work for you!
Help During Disasters
The Best Way to Help
During disasters, the best way you can help survivors is to contribute financially. Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.
The Salvation Army has opportunities for you to serve in times of disaster with volunteer teams. We provide training across a wide range of volunteer support services and keep you connect with your local Salvation Army for updated information.
If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please visit our national disaster services website.
The Salvation Army appreciates donations of personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies for the Hygiene Hub in Eau Claire. We accept any type of food items for the pantry in Chippewa Falls. The Food Pantry also accepts personal hygiene prodcuts.
Donate a Vehicle
Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to The Salvation Army Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
Your vehicle donations make a difference in people's lives.
To donate a vehicle today, start by giving us a call.
Toll Free: (800) SA-TRUCK
We accept boats, cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, and more from anywhere in the nation.