Pulaski County Salvation Army Service Extension Unit

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Who We Are

Salvation Army Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army in Pulaski County.....

The Pulaski County Service Unit is a volunteer committee of local citizens – business and professional people who represent the Salvation Army in communities throughout Pulaski County.

These local citizens and leaders in the community join together to provide assistance and support to those in need throughout the year.

Our local service unit sponsors a Tree of Lights Campaign once a year between Thanksgiving and Christmas to raise money with which to support programs that run year round. Funds raised during this campaign, which is manned by unpaid volunteer bell ringers, provides the operating capital for the Pulaski County Service Unit to disperse to people unable to find help through other means. This includes welfare and health assistance.

Additionally, our local unit works in concert with the Good Samaritan of the Ozarks to provide food baskets to needy families during the Christmas holidays, and provides a care package to each resident in all county nursing homes.

The success of your service unit is readily apparent to those people in need we have helped financially and spiritually, as well as by the many volunteers who generously donate time and money in support of The Salvation Army programs in Pulaski County.


Services are funded through donations, mail appeals and bell ringing campaigns.

The funds received by the local service unit are used to benefit people in Pulaski County who need assistance. A small portion (15%) of the funds raised here are used to support division-wide services of the Salvation Army.... such as disasters.

Funds are used for emergency and supplementary needs and not for continuing welfare services. People needing long-term assistance are referred to governmental social services department.

Funds raised by the Bell Ringing Campaign and donations provides assistance to people in Pulaski County....

Welfare – food, utilities, clothing, aid to disaster victims, emergency services, etc.

Health – prescription medicines, dental, glasses and visits to nursing homes.

If you feel led to offer assistance to your community by way of volunteering for one of our many services: distributing gift items, bell ringing or office assistance please contact:

Bell Ringing – James Goggin 618-541-1215

Family Christmas Program and Food Baskets - Good Samaritan of the Ozarks 573-774-4040

Nursing Home Gift Distribution – Twyla Cordry – 573-336-2666

Donations may be mailed to

Pulaski County Salvation Army

% Security Bank of Pulaski County

P O Box S

Waynesville, MO 65583

Connie Erisman 2022
Rick and Cheryl Vernon 2021
Jim Mitchell 2020
Sean Wilson 2019
Jeannie King 2018
Mike Freeman 2017
Keith Pritchard 2016
Rick Morris 2015
Bob Goodrich 2014
Gary Knehans 2013
Luge Hardman 2012
Kenny Bassett 2011
Richard Baptiste 2010
Tom Murray 2009
Steve Lynch 2008
Harold Burleson 2007
Bob Knight 2006
Randy Walters 2005
David Lowe 2004
Michael Dunbar 2003

Board Members
Jeannie King     Unit Co-Chair
Don Murray    Unit Co-Chair
Matt Schroer   Crocker Chair
Mike Gunther   Dixon Chair
Shane Kardosz    Richland Chair
Kathy Harbaugh    Secretary/Treasurer
Twyla Cordry    Carecenter Chair
Dwight Nutting   Cannister Chair
 James E. Goggin   Bell-Ringing Chair    
   Randy King        Emerg Assist Sec
Gary and Jeanie Porter
Richard Baptiste
Joe Bautista
 Mike France
 Mendy Sinden
 Tom Murray
 Russ Dixon
 Rick Townsend
 Gene Newkirk
 Suzanne Wilbur
 Melanie Malone
 Debbie Thomas
 Clara Ichord
 Keith Pritchard
 Rick Morris
 Gary Knehans
 Kenny Bassett
 Steve Lynch
 Harold Burleson
 David Lowe
 Michael Dunbar
  Ralph Meyer