We are dedicated to Serving Others in Northwest Ohio. The Salvation Army is people called to serve. We are a religious and social service organization. As a branch of the Christian church dedicated to the never-ending battle against the twin enemies of sin and despair, our organization is a holistic ministry to body, mind and soul. The Salvation Army seeks to improve the physical environment, provide material needs and lead people to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Salvation Army is a global organization; however, The Salvation Army is also local. As a faith-based organization, The Salvation Army's message is based on the Bible and mission is to meet human needs without discrimination. As a local organization, The Salvation Army works every day within the Northwest Ohio community to provide tangible assistance through a variety of programs with the help of a dedicated staff and committed volunteers. Our programs are not generic or one size fits all but are designed to be flexible in order to provide the right assistance at the right time. The Salvation Army provides basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. Beyond those basic needs, The Salvation Army invests its time in the human spirit by offering counseling, educational programs, recovery/support programs, and spiritual support for those willing to accept it.
The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio has offices in multiple areas across Northwest Ohio making us easily accessible to those in need.
Majors Tom and Barb Duperree
Tom and his wife Barb arrived in Toledo in late August 2018 to take up responsibilities for The Salvation Army’s work throughout Northwest Ohio; a service area including Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton, and Henry counties.
Tom was commissioned as a Salvation Army officer in 1987. Following 12 years of service in various Salvation Army corps appointments, Tom and Barb were sent to Dayton, Ohio in the summer of 1999 where they enjoyed a 17-year stay; the pinnacle of which was building a $45 Million dollar state of the art worship & community center which can be seen from Interstate 75.
In the summer of 2016, the Duperrees were sent to Philadelphia to take up responsibilities for The Salvation Army’s work across Eastern Pennsylvania & the state of Delaware. Tom is excited to be returning to “front line” service as the senior pastor of The Salvation Army’s congregation in downtown Toledo and to explore the next chapter of his life in the great Buckeye state.
Since his move, Tom has been spending time acclimating to the city and its surroundings. The Duperrees reside in Maumee.
Tom was raised in the Weather Capital of The World: Punxsutawney, PA. and NO….. he cannot speak Groundhog-ese. Tom enjoys piano and an occasional round of golf where the points don’t matter and mulligans are in good supply.
Tom and Barb have two adult children: Corinne, who works as a fiscal manager for The Salvation Army in Dayton and Mitch who lives in Kansas City and works as a copywriter for SUMMIT Marketing.
(419) 241-1138 ext. 113 Elizabeth.Schwandt@use.salvationarmy.org
(419) 241-1138 ext. 122 Charlene.Dyer@use.salvationarmy.org
Melody Williams Fiscal Manager/Field Representative of Service Units (419) 241-1138 ext. 118 Melody.Williams@use.salvationarmy.org
Social Service Unit Leader
(419) 241-1138 ext. 123 Marsha.Shaughnessy@use.salvationarmy.org
Mobile Outreach Coordinator
(419) 241-1138 ext. 111 Laura.Henthorn@use.salvationarmy.org
Director of Marketing and Public Relations (419) 241-1138 ext. 116 Megan.Cornwell@use.salvationarmy.org
Wood County Service Unit Director (419) 352-5918 Tracy.Knappins@use.salvationarmy.org
Ottawa County Service Unit Director (419)732-2769 Maureen.Saponari@use.salvationarmy.org
(419) 241-11138 ext. 126 William.Bancroft@use.salvationarmy.org
Advisory Board Members
Chair– David Stoiber
Treasurer– Jason Bartschy
Micheal Alexander | Dutch Ashton | Brian Byrd | Jean Emery | Dana Farthing | James Gee | Dennis Isabell | Matthew Keck | Gaye Martin | William Meyer | Ryan Miller | Diana Ruiz-Krause | Robert Seyfang | Gina Shiffert | Nikki Strunk | Sheriff John Tharp | Don Weaver | Christina Williams