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The Salvation Army
Kansas-Western Missouri

3637 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Tel: 800-336-4547 x 365
Fax: 816-968-0462
Office hours: Mon.-Fri.
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Donor Stories

  • Sue AbrahamSue Abraham
    For Sue Abraham, the decision to help others through The Salvation Army goes back to 1943. She fondly remembers the brass band performing...

  • From Father to SonFrom Father to Son
    Don Horton is a man who wants to have his cake and eat it too. That’s why he loves Salvation Army Charitable Gift Annuities.

  • Griffin CrawfordGriffin Crawford
    For Griffin Crawford and his wife, Vivian, the decision to help others through The Salvation Army is an extension of their “giving” lifestyle.

  • Avory and Lois JohnsonAvory and Lois Johnson
    When you visit with Avory and Lois Johnson, they can tell you all the ways The Salvation Army has impacted the community in Hutchinson, KS.

  • Investing Now and Later in the KingdomInvesting Now and Later in the Kingdom
    Though Larry Powell retired four years ago from a successful career in the investment industry, he remains busy, and says that these four years have been the best of his life.

  • The Income is An Added BonusThe Income is An Added Bonus
    Bill and Lois Rinne of suburban Kansas City are pleased to support our efforts. Bill received free coffee, donuts, and orange juice from The Salvation Army in WW II...

  • Annette ToedteAnnette Toedte
    Despite all the changes that Annette Toedte observed during her 100+ years, what didn’t change was her desire to help others.

  • Fixed Income for RetirementFixed Income for Retirement
    Bertha Coffin was introduced to The Salvation Army as a child. Later, as a businesswoman, she began establishing gift annuities in 1978 with The Salvation Army.

Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.

  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.

  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.

  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.

  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.

  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.

  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.

  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.

  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.

  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.

  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.

  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.

  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.

  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.

  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.

  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.