Corps Community Center

893 Lander Avenue
Turlock, CA 95380


Major Debi Shrum
(209) 667-6091

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What Does The Salvation Army Do?

  • Youth
    • Teen/Young Adult Sports
    • Tutoring/Homework Assistance
    • Computer lab
    • Arts/Crafts
  • Social Services
    • Food Assistance
    • Utility Assistance
    • V.I.T.A. Tax Assistance (Feb-Mar)
  • Seniors

Agencies that meet at the community center:

Turlock Adult School

  • English Second Language Class
  • Young at Heart exercise Class
  • Turlock Family Network

After-School Kids


A.S.K. (After School Kids) - Contact: Ruthie Perez, 667-6091 ext. 203
The Recreation Staff provide fun games and activities for all ages. There is a gameroom that has a pool table and foosball games for the kids to play. There is a gymnasium that can accommodate a variety of activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, softball or dodgeball. The tutoring and homework assistance program helps students with their studies. We have volunteers available for various subjects and needs. There is also computer lab for doing homework and research.

Women's Auxiliary

"As members of The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary our goal is to increase the understanding of what The Salvation Army does for the community through its many programs. To help in fundraising projects. To be committed to The Salvation Army in their ability to serve the community, by giving of our time and talents with compassion, kindness, gentleness and humility. To let God's love show through us in all that we may be asked to do. To lift up the Corps Officers, staff and all they serve daily in prayer. As we give out of a heart of love we will be blessed with new friendships and the joy of serving others."

The Women's Auxiliary meets the second Wednesday of the month at noon and you are invited to participate in as many activities and projects as you choose. We welcome your membership even if you cannot be an Active Member. Your financial support and your interest in our goals are very important to us.

Active Membership Annual dues are $25.
Expected to attend all meetings and want to be involved in ongoing activities.

Sustaining Membership Annual dues are $35.
Those who are unable to attend 50% of meetings but want to have a part by lending their name to the membership roll. They receive the minutes and other information and are contacted regarding special activities.

Sponsor Membership Annual dues are $50.
People who are interested in furthering the purposes of the Women's Auxiliary, but are unable to serve in an active capacity may elect to be Sponsors. Husbands of members, leaders in the community, businesses and others who are interested may become sponsors.

Fund Raising Activities

Membership Tea
February 23, 2013
Craft Fair
October 5, 2013
Safe Night
October 31 - Help the Corps provide a safe alternative to Trick or Treating and incldues a hot dog dinner and carnival type games.
Kettle Kick-off
November 19, 2013 - purchase a table and participate in the Community Klash, team name of The Charity Bells.
Bell Ringing
November 25 to December 24 - Staff a Christmas Kettle for a 2 hour shift ringing the bell. Team up with family members and/or friends.
Christmas Money Counter
November 26 to December 26 - Help count the money collected in the kettles. The counting takes place Monday through Saturday during kettle season.
Turlock Together
Volunteer to help with Christmas boxes registrations, the first two weeks of December and/or Christmas Day dinner.

If you are interested in becoming an auxiliary member, fill out the Application for Membership form below and mail it with your check made out to The Salvation Army, 893 Lander Avenue, Turlock CA 95380.

Social Services

Lissette Maunakea, (209) 669-5366

The Salvation Army serves the emergency needs of the local community through a variety of programs including:

  • Emergency Food Basket
  • REACH Utility Assistance
  • TID Utility Assistance
  • Referral and Information Assistance
  • Low Income Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Low Income Dial-A-Ride and BLAST Tickets

Senior Services

Drop-in Center: 9:00 AM
Start your day with some coffee and pastries and converstion. Play card, read the newspaper

Hot Lunch: 11:45 to 12:30 PM, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Need to call by 10AM the day before to reserve your lunch for the next day - (209) 303-1620

S.A.L.T. (Senior Adults Loving Together)
Contact: Pattie Ranes, (209) 667-6091 ext. 151

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Various Activities for Seniors are held Wednesday through Friday. (Games, Movies, Book Club, Field Trips, Crafts). Saturdays there is Bingo or Bunco.


Looking for a volunteer opportunity? contact Travis Yarley at (209) 667-6091 ext. 205

The Salvation Army strives to serve the community at large by meeting the needs of individuals through ministry and our main programs. Volunteers have opprotunities to serve Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 9:30 pm depending on the area of service. Some areas in which we need volunteers to serve include the following:

Senior Program (S.A.L.T.)
Includes events and programs directed towards improving the lives of senior citizens.
Recreation Program
serves children and adults with various athletic activites.
A.S.K. Program (After School Kids)
A homework assistance and skills building program for children.
Social Services
Serves the emergency needs of the local community.
Building Maintenance
Helps keep the building clean and orderly.
Grounds Maintenances
Helps keep the grounds weeded, litter free and mowed.
Scouting Program
Is Bibled based, for boys and girls 1st through 8th grades

Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 12 noon. The meetings are at the Community Center, 893 Lander Ave. We are always looking for new members.

It is the purpose of the Advisory Board to assist The Salvation Army in the conduct of its activities by being familiar with all phases of its operations in the community, by formulating plans for the improvement of the facilities and program offered, and by making recommendations, through the Representative, with respect to fund-raising, community relations, program and expenditures. It is the responsibility of the board to cooperate with and assist The Salvation Army personnel in the discharge of their respective duties; to assist in the organization and to coordinate the activities of other advisory organizations, particularly with respect to fund-raising and community relations; to cooperate wit the state advisory conference, if any, in the state in which the community is situated; and to assist The Salvation Army in the coordination of its programs with other religious, health, education and welfare organizations and in its relations with any united appeals in the community.

If this sounds interesting and something you would like to do click on the Nomination Form below or send an e-mail to Kathy Wells.


Jerry Powell
Abe Rojas
Clark Hulber

Advisory Board Members

Kristin Bettencourt
Joseph Calderon
Century 21 M&M and Associates
JoAnn DiGiovanni
Erin Genest
1st Cal Mortgage
Nick Hackler
Jengil Packaging
Clark Hulbert
Teichert Construction
Everett Johnson
Retired Physician
Jim Madsen
Design Classics
Crystal Nyquist
E.J. Gallo
Donna Pierce
Paul Porter
Winton-Ireland, Storm & Green Insurance Agency
Jerry Powell
Fidelis Development
Abe Rojas
Don Smith
Smith Chevrolet
Larry Smith
Smith Chevrolet
Jane Vilas
Neil Weese
Century 21 M&M and Associates
Dianne Bettencourt
Steve Nascimento
Mary Jackson