November Mission of the Month
NOVEMBER MISSION OF THE MONTH
LOCAL MISSION: Salvation Army. Corps Officer Daryl Mangeri will visit St. Paul’s on Sunday, November 9 and give a talk on the Salvation Army.
Envelopes and baskets will be available at the entrances to the sanctuary for a free-will offering (or non perishable food items may be donated). This mission needs your help in serving the needs of the people of Sheboygan. Agents of Hope…Building Compassion After over 100 years, the ministry of “soup, soap, and salvation” continues. The Salvation Army began its work in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on December 5, 1895 at the Mallmann Building on Center Avenue between 7th and 8th streets. It disbanded in 1898 until 1920, a total of 22 years. George Imig and E.B. Garton were members of the first Advisory Board. Its main building is currently located at 710 Pennsylvania Avenue and its Family Store at 1029 Michigan Avenue. A new playground was built in 1947 and the Emergency Lodge was added in 1982 when the chapel was being renovated. Changes were made in the offices, medical clinic, and fellowship room in 1991.
Majors Alan and Kim Hellstrom led the Salvation Army Corps from July, 1999 through June, 2012, serving the people of Sheboygan, sponsoring a $3.6 million expansion, doubling its programs, services, and budget. Lts. Daryl and Cherie Mangeri took command upon the Hellstroms’ departure.
The Salvation Army’s proposed plan to overcome overcrowded conditions was finished in June, 2012, with the construction of a new addition and the renovation of some sections of the existing facility. The free clinic now offers its services on one floor instead of being split on two different floors. The social service offices and administrative offices are now clustered together instead being scattered all over the building.
The Sheboygan Salvation Army Mission: Guided by the love of Jesus and Biblical principles, the Salvation Army in Sheboygan will address various human needs, empower individuals toward self-sufficiency, and share the Gospel using quality outreach programs and an established church, serving our community with compassion, respect, and fairness. Its mission is all about preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting human needs in His name without discrimination. This mission is fulfilled in Sheboygan through a variety of programs and services, such as the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Free Medical Clinic, food pantry, 45-bed Emergency Lodge, Child Care Center, Family Store, youth programs, ministries for men and women, and Sunday worship services.
The Salvation Army of Sheboygan offers an array of programs for youth dedicated to nurturing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The programs offered for youth help them learn and grow and have fun with their friends, helping them develop the strengths and insights to serve them throughout life.
A day care facility located at 1125 North 13th Street in Sheboygan serves children six weeks to 12 years old.
In 2013, the Salvation Army in Sheboygan provided: 1,182 medical care services; 953 individual clinic visits; 10,872 bags of food; 13,898 nights of shelter for the homeless; and, 4,396 individuals assisted with food, clothing, and shelter. A total of 5,419 families came to the Salvation Army in 2013 for assistance.
People have opportunities to help by: sponsoring a kettle for a shift, day, week, or month; committing to getting ringers for a time period and location; bringing a kettle to work, lunch, or a party; signing out a kettle for a holiday event; performing at a kettle (music, etc.); adopting a family at Christmas; helping with Coats for Kids program (sorting, bagging, distributing, translating); driving (drop off and pick up kettles and donations); Christmas Castle (toy sorting and distributing); buying or making hats, mittens, gloves, socks, dolls; and, donating to the Salvation Army.