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What does "Be A Red Shield" mean?

Being a Red Shield means you're willing to come along side and partner with The Salvation Army of Sioux Falls in reaching out to those in need in our community.  You see the services and programs at The Salvation Army as being a part of the solution and you want to be a part of it, too.

Every day we see people walk through the doors of The Salvation Army who are in critical need.  They're facing eviction, utility shut off, hunger, lack of money to purchase medication and/or more.  They're turning to and trusting us to help them when they are at their lowest point.  This is something we cannot do alone.  It takes a community to fill the need.  The Salvation Army has been able to provide help and hope for 125 years in Sioux Falls because of our partners.  Partners who care and want to make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling.

How can you become a "Red Shield"?

1.  You can start by adding us to your prayer list.  Prayer truly changes things.

2. Volunteer.  We have several on going programs that help families and seniors where extra   hands are always welcome.

3.  Become a sponsor.

$25.00 sends a child to summer camp

$50.00 feeds a family of three for five days

$80.00 provides a child with school supplies and clothing

$100.00 helps a senior purchase prescription medication

$200.00 ensures a family maintains their utility service

$300.00 keeps a family from facing eviction

$400.00 feeds 200 people a healthy meal through the Night Watch feeding program. 

$600.00 provides two nights of housing for 100 individuals through our Warming Shelter.

Not everyone has money.  Not everyone has time.  But everyone has something they can give. Give what you can. 

Join us today and become a "Red Shield" for those in need.  For more information contact, Major Tom Riggs, Commanding Officer 605-338-6649 ext. 313 tom_riggs@usc.salvationarmy.org or Marcie Priestley, Development Director 605-338-6649 ext. 317, Marcie_Priestley@usc.salvationarmy.org