The Salvation Army Action Group encourages and fosters relationships between young individuals in the greater Grand Rapids community and The Salvation Army through volunteerism.

Join TAG for Bell Ringing on December 11!

Members of The Action Group will be gathering together to ring bells at JC Penney in Woodland Mall on Thursday, December 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please stop by and donate to our Red Kettle! If you would like to sign up to ring bells this Christmas, please visit Have a Merry […]

LPI Camp Clean Up on October 4!

The Salvation Army Action Group of Young Professionals is hosting a family friendly volunteer day at Little Pine Island Camp on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9:00am to noon! This is a great opportunity for young adults and young families to get involved and spend a morning helping out a great cause. We will have […]

Volunteers Spread Cheer with 2,000 Donuts

On National Donut Day, June 6, over 40 volunteers with The Salvation Army’s Action Group of Young Professionals (TAG) gave their time to show their appreciation to our community. These volunteers surprised over 60 deserving organizations in the Grand Rapids area by delivering free Krispy Kreme donuts. Organizations that were visited on Donut Day include […]

Vote Now and Volunteer for National Donut Day!

The Salvation Army Action Group would like to say “Thank You” to all of the hard working people and organizations that make Kent County a better place to live. On June 6th, National Doughnut Day, we are teaming up with Krispy Kreme to show our appreciation to the community by distributing 2000 donuts. If you […]

45 Volunteers and 1,128 Youth Joined Our Army of Readers on April 25!

On April 25, 2014, The Salvation Army Action Group volunteers together with the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation created an Army of Readers that read to 1,128 students in 5 Grand Rapids area schools. The volunteers read character building books to students in 47 kindergarten through third grade classrooms at William C. Abney Academy, […]

Join Us for Army of Readers 2014!!

Volunteer to Read with The Salvation Army Friday, April 25, 2014 Shift 1: 8:00am to 11:15am (read to 2 classrooms) Shift 2: 12:00pm to 2:45pm (read to 2 classroom) All Day: 8:00am to 2:45pm (read to 4 classrooms) Join The Salvation Army Action Group of young professionals and the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation […]

Thank You Camp Clean Up Volunteers

The Salvation Army Action Group of young professionals hosted a camp clean-up event on October 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Over 40 volunteers from area churches, colleges, companies and high schools rolled up their sleeves to get camp ready for winter. In just three hours, volunteers were able to clear brush out of […]

Salvation Army Giving Away Free Doughnuts

National Doughnut Day was first celebrated in Chicago in 1938 to help the needy during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of The Salvation Army “doughnut lassies” who served soldiers during the War. The first Friday in June each year marks an important date in American food history and raises awareness for the critical […]

An ‘Army of Readers’ invaded 40 Grand Rapids classrooms

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – On Friday, an “Army of Readers” marched into nearly 40 classrooms throughout the city to promote literacy. The Salvation Army, together with the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation and with support from Crowe Horwath and other community partners are responsible for the city-wide reading event. The “Army of Readers” program […]

Action Group Luncheon a Success!

The Salvation Army Action Group luncheon on November 2, 2012 sponsored by Crowe Horwath LLP was a great success, thanks to the 67 young professionals who attended. The event featured Mike Jandernoa, Former CEO of Perrigo, who spoke about his volunteer experiences as a young professional and how it impacted his life. Major Bob Mueller, […]