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Wellington Service Unit

The Salvation Army
181 E. Herrick Avenue,
Wellington, OH. 44090

ph. (440) 647-7600

Open Tuesdays and Fridays 10am – 4pm

email contact: Joyce.scott@use.salvationarmy.org

Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the office. You are welcome to attend.  Committee Members are: Dan Gossman Treasurer, Karen Davis Chairperson, Joyce Klontz Secretary, Ken Klontz Newsletter, Carol Zeiter Birthday Card Ministry, Kathie Stiles Angel Tree, Katie Woods and Bridget Derrick Prom Dress Project, Pastor Lea Ministerial Support, Tom Chmura Field Rep. and Joyce Scott Human Service Worker.

We are an Ohio Benefit Bank site with counselors available to help you find out what benefits you may be entitled to such as Food Stamps, HEAP, WIC, medical, cash assistance etc.  We can also help you file your income tax electronically or apply for FAFSA.  All services are free.

Camp NEOSA, 6 days and 5 nights of fun for kids aged 6-12 near Carrollton on beautiful Leesville Lake. Usually in July.  Only cost to the family is $10 registration.  Transportation provided.  Applications available at the office in May.  Please let us know if your child has asthma.

VOLUNTEERS:   Needed to knit and sew blankets or squares for blankets.  We can provide yarn.

Kettle Campaign:  We ring the bell at Village Market, Geyers and Farm and Home from 10-6 each day except Sundays, starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving through the end of the year.  Please call to volunteer and consider one or two 2-hour shifts each week.  85% of the money raised in Wellington stays in Wellington and this is the main basis of our budget.

GRANTS:  In 2011 we were so grateful to receive a $7,000 grant from Community Partnership.  Some of this money was in memory of Pat Lindley, a personal friend of ours, and with each of the 35 families that were helped, I thought about her and thanked God for her life.  Wellington Womens League granted us $5,000 and we were gratified to be able to help families with a larger amount that was more likely to have a lasting benefit.  Grateful thanks  to LMRE for their $17,000 grant to buy two computers for clients to use to apply for benefits, file taxes, look for jobs, write resumes and gather information via the internet.

DONATIONS:  We take donations of blankets, sheets, towels, greeting cards, yarn and small kitchen appliances that we freely give to our clients but we cannot take clothing other than if we are doing a shoe, coat or prom dress drive.  The nearest thrift store is at 165 Cleveland Street in Elyria.
Checks can be dropped off or mailed to the office and should say “Wellington” in the lower left corner. 

GARDEN PRODUCE:  You are welcome to help yourself to anything that is ripe in our two raised beds. 

We are grateful to Grafton Correctional for keeping us supplied with zucchini, squash, peppers, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, swiss chard and cucumbers.  Thanks also to Jim and Laverne Smith for their delivering service.  Stop in and feel free to help yourself to what you can use.

Thanks to so many: Especially our Committee who put in untold hours and dollars each month and are always alert for more ways to serve.  SLCAD for the use of their building, GLWB for cable, Dan Gossman and Angie for their book keeping and check writing and for donating stamps, the United Methodist Church for hosting our Prom Dress Project and for providing shoe boxes of gifts for our campers and to Jim and Laverne Smith for providing cameras and for developing campers’ pictures, Emily Campofredano for enthusing Westwood and McCormick students with the joy of bell-ringing, Dan Trinter for giving us window space and for sending faxes for our clients.

We have a limited amount of backpacks and school supplies available.

Angel Tree:  We provide unwrapped gifts for children through 12 at Christmas.  Take a tag off a tree at a local church or bank; buy the gift requested; attach the tag; place in the box next to the tree you took it from.  Each child gets 5 items comprising clothes and toys so don’t think that the child you bought pants for won’t have a toy or a cuddly.
Prom Dress Project:  In the Spring we will hold an event at the Methodist Church where Prom dresses will be available for $10 each!  This was very successful last year. We also had shoes, bags and jewelery, make-up and manicures were provided by cosmetology students at JVS.

Salvation Army Week starts on Mothers Day and we have a display in the Nationwide window each year.  We also have an Open House and Lunch here at the office.  Stay tuned as a golf outing is in the works for next year!