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The Salvation Army in Salem dedicated to serving the men, women, and children who are at-risk and in need of financial, social service, and spiritual support. We work everyday to elevate individuals up from despair to provide hope and assistance. In teaching life skills, we provide individuals with an opportunity to maximize their physical, emotional, and spiritual being to affect life change.

Programs & Services | Meeting basic needs of all who come seeking help

With 'heart to God and hand to man', The Salvation Army strives to meet the basic needs of all who come seeking help. Taking immediate care of the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing and safety is an important first step in the development of a more positive and permanent life change in the people we help.

It is essential to note that at no time the participation in spiritual activities be required as a condition for receiving needed services. All service given in the name of Jesus for meeting human needs and caring for hurting persons is in and of itself valued and is a spiritual ministry.

For more information about the following programs and services, please call (330) 332-5624.

Current List of Programs and Services

Corps Cadets
Senior Brass Band
Community Care Ministry
Women's Group

Men's Group
Food Pantry
Christmas Assistance
Children's After School Activities


Ways to Donate to Salem Salvation Army

DonateNowButton2The Salvation Army is a non-profit organization wholly funded by private and public donations. Your gift, of any amount, is needed to support our important community programs. Please take this opportunity to make a donation now to help those in Salem who are in need. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Thank you!

Mailing in a Check? Please make checks to (memo: Salem Salvation Army):

The Salvation Army
1249 N. Ellsworth Ave.
Salem, OH 44460
or The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
ATTN: Development Department
2507 E. 22nd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44115



Advisory Board | You Can Help Make a Difference

The Advisory Board stands in service to the mission of The Salvation Army and is an essential component to its success. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to be a liaison between The Salvation Army and the community at large.

The board represents The Salvation Army to the community through advocacy, access, and fundraising. The Board also ratifies all major initiatives and monitors operations in light of community realities, property matters, budgets, and related items.

The Board stays informed through its regular meetings, and through its committees and Advisory Councils. Executive and AdHoc committees meet intermittently to take up specific issues, and make recommendations.

The development committee of the Board is directly responsible for fundraising alongside our Development staff. Our Board members help identify new prospective funders, they cultivate relationships, serve as natural partners, make introductions for Development staff to meet with new prospective donors, and they solicit gifts for our annual campaign, benefit events and any special initiatives and/or seasonal programs. They help leverage significant dollars each year.

Interested in learning more about the Advisory Board or becoming a member? Please contact Lieutenant Gene Spence by phone at (330) 332-5624 or email at Gene.Spence@use.salvationarmy.org

Salem Advisory Board Roster
Russell Hill
Carolyn Jones
Lori Lippiatt
Debbie Pietrzak
Marilyn Roberts
Bob Roberts
Bruce Williams
Jeff Hughes
Travis McDade
Melody Blazer
Laurel Todd

Life Members
Bernice Greenisen
Ray Greenisen

Hours of Operation

Office: Monday-Friday | 8:30am-4:00pm
Social Services: Monday-Friday | 9:00am-3:00pm

Join Us for Worship

Sunday School: 9:45am
Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00am


The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church that provides opportunity for spiritual growth and development. Our services are designed for the entire family and there is always a friendly welcome.

Bible studies are offered with a concentration on real-life issues that confront so many of us today. The Salvation Army offers opportunities to provide worship and Christian service. All are welcome.

Contact Us

Address:  1249 N. Ellsworth Ave. Salem, Ohio 44460 
Phone: (330) 332-5624
Fax: (330) 337-8492
Web: www.SalvationArmyOhio.org/Salem


Lieutenants Angelica & Gene Spence