The Salvation Army/KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack Program Drop Off Locations


The Salvation Army
Lied Renaissance Center
3612 Cuming St., Omaha

Any Methodist Clinic
or Hospital Location

8303 Dodge St., Omaha
707 N 190th Plz, Omaha
717 N 190th Plz, Omaha
16120 W Dodge, Omaha
10710 Fort St, Omaha
10060 Regency Cir, Omaha
8901 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
17675 Welch Plz, Omaha
5908 S 142nd St., Omaha
101 E Centennial Rd, Papillion
3353 L St., Omaha
1001 Risen Son Blvd, Council Bluffs
933 E Pierce St., Council Bluffs

Participating McDonald's Locations
1751 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs
1607 W Broadway, Council Bluffs
610 30th Ave, Manawa
1608 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue
10777 Q St., Omaha
4404 N 30th St., Omaha
8003 S 84th St., La Vista
18320 Wright St., Omaha
14449 W Center Rd, Omaha
929 E Washington St, Blair
12850 L St., Omaha
8525 S 71st Plz, Papillion
177805 Welsh Plz, Omaha
2410 Cuming St., Omaha
9505 S 144th St., Omaha
7400 N 30th St., Omaha
9009 Military Rd, Omaha
7717 Dodge Rd, Omaha
3404 N 108th St., Omaha
2340 N 72nd St., Omaha
11330 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
14363 S Highway 31, Gretna
3805 N 132nd St., Omaha
4635 N 72nd St., Omaha
3575 N 168th Ct., Omaha
122 S 40th St., Omaha
1410 S Washington St., Papillion
13708 Q St., Omaha
3606 S 84th St., Omaha
3609 Summit Plaza Dr., Bellevue
3909 S 42nd St., Omaha
10201 S 21st St., Bellevue
2760 S 13th St., Omaha
435 E 23rd St., Fremont
100 Willow Rd, Missouri Valley

Kaplan University
5425 N 103rd St., Omaha

Bounce University
11142 Q St., Omaha

Bellevue Senior Center
109 W 22nd Ave., Bellevue

Camelot Senior Center
9270 Cady St., Omaha

Corrigan Senior Center
3819 X St., Omaha

Florence Senior Center
2920 Bondesson St., Omaha

Montclair/Millard Senior Center
2304 S. 134th Ave., Omaha

Omaha Hair Choice
4217 S 120th St., Omaha

Gordman's
1926 S 67th St., Omaha

Classic Pool and Spa
4213 S 120th St., Omaha

Sapp Brothers
14705 Cornhusker Rd #2, Omaha

Peck Law Firm
212 S 74th St #100, Omaha

Rockbrook United Methodist Church
9855 W Center Rd, Omaha

News

KIDS NEED HELP GETTING TO SUMMER CAMP

Hiking in the woods, making crafts, singing songs by the campfire - some of our fondest childhood memories come from summer camp.

For the neediest children in Omaha these simple joys seem unattainable. These at-risk kids may otherwise spend their summer wandering the streets or hanging out with other idle kids.

The Salvation Army can help struggling local families avoid this outcome for their children. Last year in the United States, thousands of children attended some 48 Salvation Army residential camps. "It's an experience not to be missed," observes Omaha Salvation Army Captain Scott Shelbourn, Divisional Youth Secretary and Camp Administrator. "Time spent at camp can be a life-changing experience for kids. It can instill feelings of self-worth, open up the world and offer hope for the future.”  The Salvation Army’s Gene Eppley Camp and Retreat is located at 915 Allied Road in Bellevue, Neb.

Shelbourn reports that last summer the citizens of Omaha gave this precious gift to 246 local children, some of whom had never in their lives experienced being in a safe, loving environment 24 hours a day. Through these donations, underprivileged Omaha kids got to go to a weeklong camp where they learned archery, played sports, swam, explored the outdoors, went boating and made crafts.  And beyond the recreation, with the help of trained counselors they learned how to live together with a diverse group of neighbors, dealing with the troubling issues and concerns that challenge them in their daily lives.    

Shelbourn is currently seeking sponsorship for 125 children for summer camp 2013. "School will be ending soon," he points out. "There are lots of spots left and not enough money to fill them. I hope the community will come through for these deserving kids. For many of them, it's the highlight of the whole year."   

To donate to The Salvation Army, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or make a donation online at GiveSalvationArmy.org.  For more information on Camp Eppley visit geneeppleycamp.org.