Who We Are

The Salvation Army is a worldwide religious and charitable organization, motivated by the love of God and concern for the needs of humanity. The Army’s tradition of helping those in need began more than 150 years ago. Members of The Salvation Army serve the poor and needy in over 120 countries.

What We Do

The Salvation Army was founded with the basic social services principles of taking care of the physical and emotional needs of the hungry and homeless and remains an outward visible expression of the Army’s strong religious principles, as described in our International Mission Statement. In addition, new programs that address contemporary needs have been established. Among these are disaster relief services, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for the aging, medical facilities, shelters for women and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correctional services, and substance abuse rehabilitation.

Where We Are

The Champaign Citadel Corps is located in Champaign, and is part of the Heartland Division of The Salvation Army in the Central Territory. The Citadel(church) is located at 502 N. Prospect Avenue, while the Red Shield Center is located at 2212 N. Market Street in Champaign.

The Heartland Division is part of the Central Territory, which is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL. Within the jurisdiction of the Central Territory there are eleven states; Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These states are divided up in to ten divisions within the territory.

Our Leadership

Locally, our Corps leaders are Majors Tom & Julie McDowell. They oversee and manage the religious, social services and Thrift Store operations in Champaign.