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Welcome Friends!

The Salvation Army is a church! If you are looking for a church home we would love to have you join us. We currently have Sunday School classes at 9:00 am for Preschool, Elementary Age, Grades 7 - 12 and Adults.

This is followed by Worship at 10:15 am. We end our morning with a community meal in our Soup Kitchen. We also have various ministry and outreach opportunities throughout the week that will be listed shortly.

The Salvation Army can not do it alone.

The Salvation Army in Chambersburg provides assistance to people throughout our area all year long. As Thanksgiving approaches and with the Christmas Season just around the corner. You will notice the familiar RED KETTLE, we ask that you take a moment and donate. From now through the Christmas, those kettles represent the majority of the financial support we receive, which enables us to provide all the services that have come to be expected of The Chambersburg Salvation Army.

I am saddened to report we have seen an average increase of almost 25% request for service over the same period a year ago and just as saddened to see and about the same increase in our soup kitchen that provides a full meal five days a week, which last year reached 41000 meals.

In an effort to try and make donating easier this year we are using two new processes to make giving simpler. You can either scan the QR code on each of the stands that will direct you to our online Red Kettle or you can text SACHG to 80888 and donate $10 in two easy steps. Both of these methods will provide the income needed to The Chambersburg Salvation Army, Please remember you gift given here will stay here!

Inside The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Chambersburg has an Army behind itself. They are a special group of enlisted people. They are the "Volunteers" that do so much of the work that The Salvation Army has become known for on a daily and weekly basis.

They work in serving others through the Thrift Store, Soup Kitchen and other areas. They are giving of their time, talents to serve. On June 6th this group of people became the focus of service however for this night, this group of volunteers were not serving, they were the ones on the receiving end of the service.

The Salvation Army can not perform its every day task without this group of people. For more information on the opportunities of volunteering.

Please call the office at 264-6169

Corp Thrift StoreThe Salvation Army Chambersburg Corp Thrift Store
169 Lincoln Way West
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Thrift Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00pm

Afterschool Outreach Programs

These programs are offered to children in grades 1 - 12.

ProgramsThese faith based, character building programs take place on Tuesday evenings during the school year as noted below



5:00 p.m.

Hot Healthy Meal

5:30 p.m.

Sunbeams Girls grades 1 - 5


Girl Guards girls grades 6 - 12


Boys Explorers boys grades 1 - 4

  Boys Rangers boys grades 5 - 8

6:30 pm

Mission Lit a reading comprehension program
Developed in partnership with the American Bible Society for children grades 1 - 4 or those in need of reading improvement.

What's New?

What's NewTarget Back to School Shopping Spree. Bright and early Monday morning, August 5th, 30 school age youth and 30 adult volunteers gathered at the Chambersburg Target to shop for school clothes and supplies.

The Chambersburg Salvation Army received 30 shopping cards from Target for youth in need of school supplies. It was a beautiful day full of gratitude and excitement. We extend our thanks to Target staff and the volunteers who made each shopping excursion special for each child.

Welcome to Our New Corps Officers, Majors Debbie and Doug Burr!

David Sharer

Majors Debbie and Doug Burr come to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania with a wealth of experience in Salvation Army appointments. After a 2 year hands-on, seminary-type program at The Salvation Army's School for Officers' Training in NY, Debbie and Doug have been stationed in various appointments across New York, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They have spent their last 3 years as the Directors of The Salvation Army Student Fellowship at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY.

Major Doug’s parents were also officers in The Salvation Army, so he spent his early life involved in their ministry. The average length of appointments for its officers is three years, so he has moved around often in his 57 years and lived in many places.

Major Debbie Burr has also been involved in The Salvation Army all her life; however she spent her early years in one place- Winsted, Connecticut before entering the School for Officers’ Training.

Debbie has a BA (Advanced) degree in Christian Ministries from William and Catherine Booth College and is working on her Masters in Spiritual Formation from Asbury Theological Seminary. Doug has a BA in Music Performance on trombone from Montclair State College, and a Masters in Leadership and Ministry from Greenville College.

The Burrs have 2 adult children. Their daughter Jennifer married Joshua Ivany and has 4 children- Aiden, Liam, Sadie and Max. They are also Salvation Army officers and minister in Surrey, BC, Canada. Their son Christopher, works for Lexus and recently relocated to South Carolina.

Doug was born in Homestead, PA and is looking forward to his return to the great Keystone State! The Burrs are excited about their new posting and are eager to meet new people while getting involved in the corps and community.

Debbie and Doug are bringing their cat Sydney with them, who usually ministers to the local mouse population!

The Salvation Army Chambersburg

159 Lincoln Way West
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm