The Salvation Army: Modesto, California
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Volunteer Driver Urgently Needed!

A volunteer driver is urgently needed at the Modesto Citadel to pick up day-old pastries at Starbucks and other businesses each weekday morning.  Call 522-3209 if this is something you can do to help feed the less-fortunate.    Our present driver has obtained a full-time job in Seattle and is moving from the area.    Thank you for considering this possibility or passing on the information to someone who might be interested.


Home League Has Basket Sale
The Modesto Citadel Home League ladies enjoyed a basket sale of over 80 decorated baskets filled with colorful and useful items. They also had a potato bar and dessert. This fundraiser brought in $1,017.48 to help the work of The Salvation Army in Modesto. Ladies from the Red Shield and Turlock corps took part in the activity as invited guests.


One-Night Dinner Raises Over $41,000
The highly anticipated and elegant 2014 One-Night Dinner fundraiser for the work of the Modesto Citadel Salvation Army brought in $41,550. Compliments on the elegance of the 19 venues, food and entertainment abounded. Around 270 guests participated.

Those opening their homes were: Dan and Denise Costa, Jeff and Elaine Grover, Lou and Kenni Friedman, Wendell and Peggy Naraghi, Brad and Lisa Ardis, Norm and Marilyn Porges, David and Debi Wright, and Brent and Stephanie Burnside. Restaurants participating were: Tresetti’s World Caffe, Harvest Moon, Concetta, Papapavlo’s Mediterranean, Dewz Restaurant, Piccolo Benni’s Trattoria, Greens on Tenth, Bauer’s Old World Cuisine, The Boardroom, Papapolloni Mediterranean, and Galletto Ristorante. Among those entertaining during the evening were: Joe Barretta, Neil Buettner, and Alex Lucero.

Major Kyle Trimmer, The Salvation Army County Coordinator, expressed his gratitude to the generous hosts and entertainers, as well as all those who attended and donated. Kenni Friedman chaired the planning committee, along with Stacey Filippi, Mary McGranahan, Sandy Devenport and others from Omega Nu. Never Boring Design
donated all of the artwork and design by Megan Ott. Seeger’s Printing made a partial printing donation and The Modesto Bee gave advertising support.


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and serves in 109 countries. We serve and minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of families, individuals and emergency personnel. The Salvation Army ministers to all without discrimination through Youth, Senior, Human Services, Rehabilitation and Emergency/Disaster programs.

Your donation allows the work of the Salvation Army to continue in Modesto. On the following page, please fill in "Modesto" to the Specific Use field to assure your gift reaches those in our community.

They’re coming to us for a safe place to play. To learn, to grow into young men and women of character. These are kids from families with parents who worry about them after school — some of them might even be your neighbors. The Red Shield Center in Modesto provides what kids need most: guidance, security, friendship.
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.

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