How your donation can help your local community

~ The Vail Valley Salvation Army has helped me with food and medications.  If it weren’t for them I would have struggled so much.  I love the Salvation Army.  They are a knight in shining armor. ~

~ I have been a resident for 6 years in this beautiful valley.  The Vail Valley Salvation Army has been a blessing to me and my family in great times of need.  Salvation Army thanks for being a vessel to help those in need. ~ 

~ The encouragement I received from the staff of the Vail Valley Salvation Army was awesome.  They helped me with food and a bus pass to look for work.  I was really down and feeling depressed.  They lifted my spirits and helped me make it through this unusually long and hard winter. ~

The Vail Valley Salvation Army has numerous ways for you to make a donation.  While a financial contribution is always needed to run the numerous programs we offer the community, we are also in need of food donations and volunteers.

  ~ Financial Donations ~ Adopt-A-Family ~ Food Donations ~ Volunteering Opportunities ~

~ Financial Donations ~

Donate online or send your tax deductable donation to: 
Vail Valley Salvation Army
P.O. Box 2183
Edwards, CO 81632 

In addtion to private donations, corporate sponsorships are always welcome for our various programs.  If your business is interested in being a sponsor for the following programs, please contact the Vail Valley Salvation Army office today.

~ Red Kettle Golf Tournament ~ Empty Bowls ~


~ I am very grateful for all the help they have given me. I have been able to get out of difficult situations when I needed it the most. My family and I are very grateful. May God bless you for all the help you give to us. ~ 

~ I am very grateful with Salvation Army. They helped me with rent and to obtain my driver’s license, and sometimes with food. Thank you for your help. ~

~ I was helped with my vehicle and it was a great need.  The tires were bald and the breaks were down to the metal and the Vail Valley Salvation Army saw to it that things were taken care of. ~

 ~ Adopt-A-Family Program ~

One volunteer’s story as told to us last Christmas makes the case succinctly: “I was very apprehensive upon driving up to a home in Minturn where l was to deliver my Adopt-A-Family Christmas gifts. I didn’t know the family and they didn’t know me.

“Driving up I saw three small faces pressed to a plastic window anticipating my arrival. Entering the small home I felt like Santa Claus bearing gifts. The family had no tree, no Christmas lights and no gifts. The children shared a bed and blankets covered the broken windows.

“The family had been getting by; however, the mother could no longer work due to a severe medical situation with a younger child. The father was working two full-time jobs. The family did not have adequate food, blankets or clothing. I arranged for additional food to be delivered to the family.”

This volunteer contacted Salvation Army who paid the rent for one month, arranged with the landlord to have the windows repaired and with the help of a local bank paid some of the outstanding medical bills. The family eventually was able to move to affordable housing. This case is one of many; the need shows why our volunteers keep returning year after year.

Please contact us at 970-748-0704 or


~ Food Donations ~
The Vail Valley Salvation Amry's Food Bank Program operates three food banks in the Vail Valley at the following locations: 1) Vail Interfaith Chapel 2) the Vail Valley Salvation Army Office in Edwards and 3) United Methodist Church in Eagle.  These three food banks serve those in need throughout the Vail Valley with food, diapers and hygiene products. Families are allowed to visit our food pantry once every 2 weeks. 

In addition to our Food Pantries, the Vail Valley Salvation Army operates a Food Basket Program over the holiday season.  This programs allows families who have been identified as families in need by us and other help organizations in the valley to recieve a box full of food so that they can experience the spirit of the holidays over a hearty meal.  Both food donations as well as volunteers are needed to help assemble and deliver food baskets the Saturdays before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Information about our Food Pantry and Food Basket Program ~

Over the past three years the Vail Valley Salvation Army has seen a significant increase in people coming and using these services.  Donations are always needed to fill our year round pantries as well as holiday food baskets.  We except any non-perishable items.  These items can be dropped off at our office located in Edwards Mon-Friday 9-4:30pm. All donations are tax deductible.


 ~ Thank God this program exists. They have helped us a lot. We are unemployed, and if it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t have anything to eat. We are very grateful for this. May God continue blessing each and one of the people working in this program.  ~

~ Thanks to Salvation Army, they have helped me a lot with food and diapers. ~ 

 ~ I am very grateful with Salvation Army. They helped me with rent and to obtain my driver’s license, and sometimes with food. Thank you for your help. ~

~ Volunteer Opportunities ~
The Vail Valley Salvation Army is staffed by two full time caseworkers.  Their main function to work with thoes in need and supply them with the resources they need to help their situtation.  All other work at the Salvation Army is done through the generosity of volunteers and their time.  This work can be anything from simply going through the food in the food pantry to make sure nothing is expired to chairing a committee for a program.  Time involvement can be from simply a couple hours of putting address labels on mailings to a long term projects such as updating the website (that's right I'm a volunteer!).
Whatever your time committment, whatever your talents, whatever your interests there is probably a project just waiting for you at the Vail Valley Salvation Army. Either register online or call the office to see what volunteer oppuntunities are avaible.

 ~ Holiday Season Volunteer Oppuntunities ~

 ~ We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give. ~
-Winston Churchill
 ~ Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.  Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. ~ 
-Mother Teresa

~ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~     -Margaret Mead 

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