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The Salvation Army of Winnebago County received a $15,000 grant for The Salvation Army Tabernacle & YMCA Teen Center from the Community Foundation.

The Salvation Army of Winnebago County is proud to announce it has received a $15,000 grant for The Salvation Army Tabernacle & YMCA Teen Center. The grant was awarded by the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program.
In partnership with the YMCA of Rock River Valley, the Teen Center at The Salvation Army Rockford Tabernacle Corps Community Center, 210 N. Kilburn, Rockford Ill., provides a safe environment for middle school and high school students to participate in intramural sports, character building activities, and visit with friends.
The focus is on empowering youth in our community to develop basic life skills, personal development, healthy lifestyles, and appropriate social interactions. The program is offered Mondays-Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. for middle school and 7 to 9 p.m. for high school.
Major Steve Kounthapanya, administrator of The Salvation Army Tabernacle Corps Community Center, states, “For over 130 years, The Salvation Army has provided programs and services on the west side of Rockford. With our long-time partnership with the YMCA, we continue to provide a safe, productive place for teens to not only survive, but thrive.”
For more information about The Salvation Army & YMCA Rock River Valley Teen Center, please call 815-227-0635.
About The Salvation Army of Winnebago County:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in Winnebago County.
Nationally, nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children 82 cents of every dollar. In Winnebago County, 87 cents on every dollar goes to direct services.
About the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois:
The mission of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is to serve as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, preserve, and grow an endowment for current and future needs of Northern Illinois. Since its founding in 1953 CFNIL has granted more than $71 million for charitable purposes.