Manitowoc County Vision Statement

To provide a Christ-centered atmosphere, which will be ever evolving to fulfill the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of Manitowoc County. To create more visibility of The Salvation Army, as an active partner in the development and growth of the community through the creation and expansion of essential and purposeful services.

 

 

International Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its message is based on the Bible. 
Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Current Officers

The current commanding officers are Lt. Jeff and Terri Olson.

Lieutenants Jeff and Terri Olson were called to full-time ministry in 2010 when they then entered the College for Officer Training (CFOT), Chicago, IL (seminary) with The Salvation Army. Due to their tenure as lay leaders and life experiences, they were appointed after one year of training to The Salvation Army's Manitowoc corps in 2011 as cadets. In June of 2012, they were commissioned and ordained as lieutenants and appointed back to the Manitowoc corps.
Prior to being called into full-time ministry, Jeff worked as a business consultant and development manager for Sir Speedy, a printing franchise, and at Office Depot. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman, and has had a lifelong quest to live in a small town in Wisconsin, so that he could easily pursue his outdoor endeavors.
Terri was a homemaker before entering CFOT, but was previously a CT technician at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL. When not busy caring for her congregation and community, she enjoys time with her grandchildren, cooking, and quilting. 
Jeff and Terri have four children; two are still at home attending Lincoln High School. Their oldest daughter serves as a corps officer in Michigan City, IN with her husband and two children. The Olson's oldest child was promoted to glory after a 12-year battle with a rare bowel disease.

Manitowoc County History

The Salvation Army has been serving the residents of Manitowoc County since 1916. We have seen many changes in Manitowoc County throughout that time, and are looking forward to what the next hundred years will hold as we continue to serve.

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International History

The Salvation Army was founded in London, England by William Booth, a Methodist minister, and his wife Catherine, in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Despite religious persecution, Booth's goal was to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the total individual. Through courage and fortitude, he achieved his goals. From him was born the phrase often associated with The Salvation Army, "Soup, Soap and Salvation." 

Today, The Salvation Army is active in 128 countries around the world. It is one of the most well-known and loved nonprofit service organizations in the United States. The Salvation Army is active in 7,546 centers in communities throughout the United States.

“If a man is hungry, feed him. Cold and tired, clothe and shelter him. Give him whatever he needs, bed, a job, a warm coat. But most of all, give him understanding, belief in himself. Help him help himself."~William Booth 

 

 

 

Annual Report

Food Pantry

4,376 families provided food

 

177,117 food items provided

Emergency Assistance

390 Families helped

Pathway of Hope

6 Families helped

Prison After Care

10 Participants Weekly

Celebrate Recovery

25 Participants Weekly

Disaster Services

Helped 90+ families recover

Free Medical Clinic

144 Patients

Music Lessons

30 youth involved weekly

Character Building

40 youth effected for life

Teen Center

50 Teens Per Weekend

Summer Camps

41 youth involved

Nursing homes

9 nursing homes visited twice

 

10 programs performed

 

2052 gifts distributed

   

 

Christmas toy shop distribution

 
   

Families Served

431

Persons Served

1,652

Personal Care items

1,293

Clothing items

2,138

Gift Cards

170

Toy Distribution

13,417

Help from the Community

 

Toys donated to The Salvation Army

9,296

Toys Donated at pick up locations

1,734

Total Toys donated

11,030

Volunteer Hours

3,674

   

Coats For Kids

 
   

Families Served

283

Persons Served

1,256

Coats distributed

1,400

Help from the Community

 

Volunteers

126

Volunteer Hours

899

Help from the Community

 
   

Bell Ringing Volunteers

384

Bell Ringing Volunteer Hours

3,018

 

True to our mission, The Salvation Army continues to be a body of Christian believers - a Church - with scheduled worship, fellowship, and education.
 
Adults                 Average 47 in attendance at 319 sessions
Youth                 Average 40 in attendance at  52 sessions

 

 

Financial Report

 

INCOME (External & Internal Sources)   

CONTRIBUTIONS

$104,489.87

SEASONAL DONATIONS

$540,136.33

MEETING COLLECTIONS

$2,775.73

CARTRIDGES

$30,710.65

WORLD SERVICE

$1,945.94

DONATIONS IN KIND

$727,109.77

SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS

$12,226.56

ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS

$3,462.09

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

$2,096.00

MEMBERSHIP/PROGRAM FEES

$1,222.00

INVESTMENT INCOME

$41,342.36

OTHER REVENUE

$761.44

 

TOTAL INCOME

 

$1,468,278.74


EXPENSE (Program & Support Service)

Employee Compensation, Taxes and Benefits

283,065.66

PROFESSIONAL FEES

$44,934.55

SUPPLIES

$34,327.21

COMMUNICATIONS

$4,319.51

POSTAGE & SHIPPING

$11,909.35

OCCUPANCY

$55,275.67

FURNISHINGS & EQUIPMENT

$19,362.36

PRINTED MATERIALS

$23,734.61

TRANSPORTATION

$32,070.15

CONFERENCES, MEETINGS

$4,974.68

ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS

$775,388.69

ORGANIZATION DUES

$1,709.07

AWARDS & GRANTS

$12,420.00

MISCELLANEOUS

$25,960.96

SUPPORT SERVICES

$72,513.80

 

 

TOTAL EXPENSES

 

$1,401,966.27

 

NET REVENUE/EXPENSE

$66,312.47


 

* In addition to cash donations, this includes $727,109.77 of value assigned to in-kind donations (food, toys, clothing, diapers, cleaning supplies, etc.) we received and distributed for emergency and seasonal assistance in fiscal year 2017.
      Our great thanks to all who give, on behalf of those we help!