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Ravenna & Portage County

The Salvation Army in Ravenna Ohio

The Salvation Army in Ravenna is dedicated to serving the men, women, and children who are at-risk and in need of financial, social service, and spiritual support. We work everyday to elevate individuals up from despair to provide hope and assistance. In teaching life skills, we provide individuals with an opportunity to maximize their physical, emotional, and spiritual being to effect life change.

Questions or Comments?
For more information, please contact us using the information below.

Contact Us
We look forward to hearing from you!

Address:  268 W. Main St.  Ravenna, OH  44266  (click to view map)
(330) 296-7371  |  fax: (330) 296-8450

Officers: Lieutenant Justin Barter & Marsha Barter  |

Hours of Operation:
Office & Social Service: Monday-Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church that provides opportunity for spiritual growth and development. Our services are designed for the entire family and there is always a friendly welcome.

Bible studies are offered with a concentration on real-life issues that confront so many of us today. The Salvation Army offers opportunities to provide worship and Christian service. All are welcome.

Ways to Donate to Ravenna Salvation Army

Helping Us to Help Others

DonateNowButton2The Salvation Army is a non-profit organization wholly funded by private and public donations.  Your gift, of any amount, is needed to support our important community programs.  Please take this opportunity to make a donation now to help those in Ravenna who are in need.  Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.  Thank you!

Mailing in a Check?
 Please make checks to (memo: Ravenna Salvation Army):

The Salvation Army
268 W. Main St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
or The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
ATTN: Development Department
2507 E. 22nd Street
Cleveland, Ohio  44115


Programs & Services

Meeting basic needs of all who come seeking help

With 'heart to God and hand to man', The Salvation Army strives to meet the basic needs of all who come seeking help. Taking immediate care of the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing and safety is an important first step in the development of a more positive and permanent life change in the people we help.

It is essential to note that at no time the participation in spiritual activities be required as a condition for receiving needed services. All service given in the name of Jesus for meeting human needs and caring for hurting persons is in and of itself valued and is a spiritual ministry.

For more information about the following programs and services, please call  (330) 296-7371.

Current List of Programs and Services

Corps Cadets
Childrens Group
Vacation Bible School
Teen Group       
Learning Experience
Day Camp
Youth Brass Band
Singing Company
Youth Chorus
Senior Brass Band

Senior Timbrels
Senior Songster & Other
Gospel Performing Arts
Mens Group
Feeding Program
Food Pantry
Energy Assistance
Christmas Assistance



New Ravenna Board Member

Pictured from left to right:  Chairman Richard Schaack, Capt. Juanita Stanford, and new member Douglas Hiestand

At the February 2012 Advisory Board Meeting, Douglas Hiestand was installed as the newest board member.  Douglas is retrired from the United States Air Force attended the University of Illinois where he received a BS in Civil Engineering and a 1983 graduate of the University of Wyoming where he received his MBA.

The Advisory Board stands in service
to the mission of The Salvation Army and is an essential component to its success.  The purpose of the Advisory Board is to be a liaison between The Salvation Army and the community at large. 

The board represents The Salvation Army to the community through advocacy, access, and fundraising.  The Board also ratifies all major initiatives and monitors operations in light of community realities, property matters, budgets, and related items.

The Board stays informed through its regular meetings, and through its committees and Advisory Councils. Executive and AdHoc committees meet intermittently to take up specific issues, and make recommendations.

The development committee of the Board is directly responsible for fundraising alongside our Development staff.  Our Board members help identify new prospective funders, they cultivate relationships, serve as natural partners, make introductions for Development staff to meet with new prospective donors, and they solicit gifts for our annual campaign, benefit events and any special initiatives and/or seasonal programs.  They help leverage significant dollars each year.

Interested in learning more about the Advisory Board or becoming a member?  Please call (330) 296-7371 or email

Ravenna Advisory Board Roster

Jeffrey Bail
Alan Conners
Dale Dawson
Janet Esposito
Judge Jerry Hayes
Dennis Mervis
Dr. Geraldine Hayes-Nelson

Angie Reedy
Richard Schaack
Douglas Hiestand
Captain Demetrius Stanford
Captain Juanita Stanford
Norma Stefansic
Deborah Sunderland