Salvation Army Rock County Responds to National Emergency

Mar 18, 2020

CONTACT: Major Tom McDowell – (608) 757-8300

Salvation Army Rock County Responds to National Emergency

Janesville March 18, 2020—The Salvation Army Rock County has responded to our National emergency.  After thoughtful discussion The Salvation Army Rock County will be making adjustments to the current services we provide and to previously scheduled events.  Our services will continue and we will be present to serve those in need but we will be adding a layer of caution to protect the health and safety of our clients and our staff.

The Janesville Corps has made the following adjustments to our services.  The Food Pantry will be open Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Grocery orders will be pre-packed and provided to families as needed.  Our meal site will continue providing a noon meal Monday through Friday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. We will be distributing sack lunches to go. Signs will be posted to help those needing a noon meal. 

The Janesville Corps Administrative offices and building will be closed to the public.  At this time we will not be receiving any gift in kind donations. We would prefer cash donations at this time because in-kind donations require more volunteers to be present at a time when we are trying to get by with minimal staff and volunteer presence in our facilities. The health and safety of our staff and those around us continues to be our priority.

The Beloit Corps has also made adjustments to services.  The Food Pantry will be open Monday through Thursday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Grocery orders will be pre-packed and distributed with limited contact.  The meal site will provide sack lunches to go Monday through Thursday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Administrative offices will be closed to the public and the Beloit Corps will not be accepting gift in kind donations until further notice and also would prefer cash donations at this time. Monetary donations can be made by calling 608-365-6572 or mailed to 628 Broad Street, Beloit, WI 53511.

Our Celebrating Hope Benefit Luncheon scheduled for April 29, 2020 is postponed until further notice.  We are unsure how this event will look in the immediate future.  The Salvation Army relies on such fundraisers to provide the funds necessary to continue our current social service programs. While this event is postponed our services and the needs of those in our community are not postponed.  We are asking the community for their support financially and in prayer as we face uncertain times. We will be accepting monetary donations via mail and phone. Please feel free to contact our office at 608-757-8300 to make a donation or mail donations to 514 Sutherland Ave. Janesville WI 53545.

Our 26th Annual Women’s Auxiliary Craft and Fabric Sale has been rescheduled.  The new dates for this event are Wednesday, April 29-Friday May 1 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday May 2 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  The sale is located at 1335 Creston Park Drive, Janesville.  Additionally, we are no longer accepting gift in kind donations. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate our current national emergency and appreciate your flexibility as new information is developing daily.


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.  On behalf of our generous donors, we provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry, and hope to the downtrodden.

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