THE SALVATION ARMY
TRANSFORMING LIVES EVERY DAY
3612 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 898-7700, ext. 131
Mass Department (Material Assistance Seasonal Services)
Provides food and utility assistance to those in critical emergencies
Needs: Cereals, canned stews, canned chili, canned spaghetti or soups, boxed dinners, macaroni and cheese, canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham), pasta, rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pudding cups, cake mixes, brownie mixes and packaged cookies.
The pantry also needs personal hygiene products: Diapers, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, detergent, toilet paper, kleenex, and paper towels.
A client can only receive pantry assistance every three months. We are flexible in times of crisis. Elderly and Military families can receive pantries every month.
How the food pantries are distributed:
1-3 people in a household would receive 1 BAG
4-7 people in a household would receive 2 BAGS
8-12 people in a household would receive 3 BAGS
13+People in a household would receive 4 BAGS
What goes in each food pantry: If you are interested in purchasing a bag to be provided for our food pantry the estimated cost is $25.00. The bags include the following items: 6 canned vegetables, 1 canned fruit, 1 canned bean, 1 canned meat, 1 tomato product, 1 cereal, 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese or 2 bags of spaghetti, 1 boxed dinner, 1 package of cookie/desert, 1 box of crackers/chips, and 2 filler items.
Volunteers needed: Daily help needed making food pantries and sorting food. Hours/days flexible, Monday through Friday between 9am-4pm.
Dora Bingel Senior Center
Daily social, recreational and spiritual opportunities for seniors
Needs: Bingo prizes daily, $1.00 prizes: note pads, stationary, trinkets, body wash, tooth paste, Kleenex, paper towels, toilet paper, chips, hard candy, 10 for 10 items at grocery store, hand lotion, body lotion.
These items need to be brought to The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street, ask for Lisa Ramold or DD Launderville at 898-5944.
Other needs: stamps
Volunteers needed: Wii leader, book club leader, scrap book leader, bridge instructor, current events speaker, chair exercise instructor, help with movie day and bingo day. Hours and days are flexible Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:00pm.
Van driver volunteers are needed to transport senior citizens from their home to The Salvation Army for activities, to the store for groceries, ect. Various schedules are available. Valid drivers license and able to pass the driving record and background checks. Must be 25 years of age or older. Please call Phyllis, 898-5854 for more information.
Outing Leader needed once a month for 3-4 hours from April through September. Assist in choosing a location (tour, shopping, movie, ect. Accompany participants.
THRU-Transitional Housing and Scattered Site Housing
For those previously homeless families who are preparing to live independently in community-based housing in final preparation for independent living.
Needs: MAT bus tickets, new sheets, towels, throw rugs, pillows, blankets, cleaning supplies, buckets, mops, brooms, 2 slice toaster, pots and pans, dishes, kitchen utensils, drinking glasses, hand can opener.
Volunteers needed: occasional auto mechanic for small repairs. Spring and fall yard clean-up at our scattered site houses.
EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES (SAEDS)
The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Service operates 24/7, 365 days a year offering relief for first responders of emergency disasters, providing mobile and/or fixed feeding programs like hot meals or snacks, water, cleaning supplies, comfort kits, referrals to other agencies when appropriate and spiritual counseling.
Needs: If you would like to make an in-kind donation, please contact John_Kuzma@usc.salvationarmy.org or call 402-898-7700, ext. 134
Omaha Disaster Services Response Team
Volunteers needed, 18 years and older. Drivers needed to drive mobile disaster unit, must be 24 years of age. Contact John_Kuzma@usc.salvationarmy.org or call 402-898-7700, ext 134.
WINTER NIGHT WATCH
The Salvation Army's mobile feeding program reaching out on cold evenings to homeless and near-homeless by providing a hot meal, winter outerwear, referrals to other agencies when appropriate and spiritual counseling. Winter Night Watch operates Monday through Friday, December 1 through February 28 6 to 9 PM.
Needs: If you would like to donate winter outerwear, such as gently used hats, gloves, mittens, coats, and new socks contact the Winter Night Watch Coordinator at 402-898-7700, ext. 134.
Needs: Donations of women's clothing for women 20 to 50 years of age. Toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes and soaps would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are needed on a as need basis to sort clothing and organize the closet once a month. Please call 898-5871 for more information.
If interested in any of the above please call the Volunteer Department 898-7700, ext 131.