Our Weekly Schedule
6:00 pm Sunday School
7:00 pm Sunday Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday
What We Do
Relatives Raising Kids
We conduct regular field trips and events for children aged 6 to 12, which provide respite for grandparents and parents and recreation for children.
Every summer, The Salvation Army sends children to its camp in Burkesville, KY to enjoy a week of fun and challenge at a Christian camp.
The Salvation Army’s operations in Maryville have been helping to meet the needs of the community in Blount County for over five years.
We believe that love is a verb, and best demonstrated by the example of Jesus Christ. So inspired, we look to find ways to partner and cooperate with our neighbors to respond best to needs in our community.
This program provides gasoline vouchers to job seekers enabling them to get to interviews, job fairs, etc. We also provide aid to those who need help getting to a work at a new place of employment (as they are waiting for their first paycheck). Recipients meet with a case worker and have an opportunity to take a personalized job interview class that coaches them on how to best present themselves to potential employers.
Friday Free Food and Fellowship
Generously hosted by Broadway Methodist Church, we provide a free sack lunch, including soup and a sandwich, to all comers on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to eat in the fellowship hall and enjoy conversation in community or get specific problem-solving referrals as needed or to take their food home.
Each year, we provide Christmas assistance to children from families with low incomes or a recent financial challenge. Parents and guardians register early and receive clothes and toys for children, aged up to 17. We also provide Christmas assistance to seniors and vulnerable adults with low income, as part of our Silver Bells initiative. This year, we will provide Christmas gifts to over 450 children and vulnerable adults.
When we are unable to meet the needs of callers and clients directly, we do our best to provide useful and reliable referrals.
How You Can Help
The Salvation Army seeks volunteers on an ongoing basis and especially for the Christmas outreach season, which begins now!
We are seeking volunteers to assist with Angel Tree - adoption, pick-up and delivery assistants, and distribution day, and the Red Kettle Campaign. Individuals, families, businesses, groups and organizations are welcome to assist with both endeavors.
We are looking for volunteers to assist with our weekly lunch ministry, to provide office and casework support, and to provide coordinated meal and childcare support for outreach programs that will begin in 2020.
Individuals seeking to provide support with office and maintenance work, casework support and outreach programs will be interviewed, complete a background check and Safe from Harm and task-specific training before they may begin.
For more information or to get involved,
please contact Captain Maureen Diffley
Your support is crucial to the ongoing ministry of The Salvation Army. There are many ways to contribute to The Salvation Army. Dropping money in the kettle at Christmas time is only one of them.
Donations may be mailed to:
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 848
Alcoa, TN 37701
Captain Maureen Diffley
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Coulter & Justus
Broadway United Methodist Church
Home Federal Bank
Blount Memorial Hospital
Sycamore Tree United Methodist Church
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