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Empty Bowls Event!

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(You might even see it in the one of the local papers so be on the look out)

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2014 Events

~Avon Community Garden ~
~ Cropwalk Eagle County ~

~ Empty Bowls ~
~ Red Kettle Golf Tournment ~

~~Upcoming Events~~

~ Coat Drive ~

~ Fill the Vans Food Drive ~

~ Thanksgiving Food Baskets ~
Saturday, November 22, 2014

~ Bell Ringing ~
November 27 - December 24, 2014

~ Holiday Cabin ~

~ Christmas Food Baskets ~
December 20, 2014

~ Pat Hamilton ~
Christmas Concert


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~Vail Valley Salvation Army~

~Eagle Valley Rummage Sale~
(Volunteer your hours for Vail Valley Salvation Army!)
~Avon Community Garden~

~Mountain Harvest Foundation~

~Mountain Harvest Foundation~
(Main Website)

~Vail Valley Cares~

~Alcohol Awareness~

Vail Valley chapter  committed to the community  

The Vail Valley Service Unit of the Salvation Army provides emergency assistance and strives to meet human needs, in an effort to promote self-sufficiency. In fact, that’s so important it’s our mission statement. The Vail Salvation Army’s overall goal is to stabilize living conditions by providing food, shelter and housing, utility assistance and basic needs for families and individuals who are temporarily unable to provide for themselves.

“We’re here to help people who’ve hit a rough patch,” explained Dan Smith, Chairman of the Board. “We try to play an end game. Are they in housing that’s too expensive for them, is there some solution we can find that can keep this problem from recurring? We work toward some resolution of the issue, even though it might not be immediate. We also partner with other agencies.”

The Vail Valley Salvation Army was established in Eagle County in 1984 to address the needs of stranded motorists traveling the I- 70 corridor. In that year, the Salvation Army helped six families who were struggling to make ends meet with food baskets and clothing at Christmas.

As the population of the Valley grew, the role of the Salvation Army expanded to include our current programs, which address the needs of a growing community. Over twenty five years later, the Salvation Army not only offers help to stranded motorists, but assistance to hundreds of families and individuals every year who are in financial need or are involved in emergency situations.

The Vail Salvation Army was organized as – and remains – self sufficient selfsufficient service extension unit providing funding for its programs and activities without the financial assistance of National or Regional chapters of the Salvation Army.

The Vail Valley Salvation Army strives to provide emergency aid while at the same time promoting collaboration with other help agencies in an effort to promote self-sufficiency. We have several service programs to help us achieve our goals.


~ Local Food, Clothing and Toy Drives* ~
*If your business is having a food, clothing, or toy drive this holiday season let us know and we can put your information on this web site.  Email us at volunteers@salvationarmyvail.org.  Please include what type of drive it is and the date, time and location.  Also if you have a business logo please include this along with your website address and we can include that in the posting.

Vail Valley Salvation Army office and food pantry - 322 East Beaver Creek Boulevard, Avon, Colorado
(Behind City Market and Wells Fargo, next to the Beaver Creek Rodeo at Traer Creek in Avon)

New Phone number: 970-748-0704




Emergency Assistance Program
This program offers emergency financial assistance to individuals at risk of losing housing or utility providers. In addition, Salvation Army helps with medical, dental and prescription needs, school supplies, clothing and household necessities. Our crisis line operates 24/7 year round.

Emergency Transportation
We provide assistance in the form of gasoline vouchers, hotel accommodations, auto repair, food and bus tickets to stranded motorists. This program works closely with local law enforcement agencies.                                                                                

Durable Medical Equipment Lending Program
Vail Valley Salvation Army has a Durable Medical Equipment lending program. Individuals, regardless of income, can borrow wheelchairs, toilet risers, walkers, etc. at no charge. This program is in partnership with Vail Valley Medical Center's Volunteer Corps.

Food Pantry
Our year-round food pantry provides food and nutrition to low-income families.

Emergency Shelters
Shelters are provided for road closures and emergency situations.

Eagle County Smiles Dental Van
Eagle County Smiles is another Community Partnership initiative that Vail Valley Salvation Army helped to initiate. Tooth decay is the most chronic disease affecting children, and although it is nearly 100 percent preventable, one in four Eagle County third graders has untreated decay. The Eagle County Smiles task force, along with University of Colorado School of Dentistry provided free screens for 192 un-insured and under insured children. They also provided treatment through a dental van for children at greatest risk. Early Screens and treatment are essential to maintaining a healthy smile.

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Vail Valley Salvation Army - P.O. Box 2183 Edwards, CO 81632 - info@salvationarmyvail.org

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