Salvation Army Bellefontaine Corps joins NEKC Chamber of Commerce

Elizabeth Orosco
Northeast News

The Salvation Army, located at 3013 E. 9th Street, has recently become part of the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Major Janice Love said the organization just celebrated their 75th anniversary at that location.

“We wanted to be a part of the Northeast community,” she said. “I see a value of every organization being a part of the. community and showing that we respect it, want to revitalize it, and be a part of the solution, not part of the problem.”

Becoming part of the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Love said, is showing the community they are coming alongside their neighbors and that they are invested in the community.

“We want to be here for the long-range,” Love said. “We don’t want to be here for short-term fixes. Anything that happens in the community is going to be a long-term effect and we want to be a part of that.”

Love said the organization is fully prepared and committed to seeing lasting change in the Northeast.

“The value of that may not be seen immediately, but it’s in the long-term,” she said. “We can’t go out and do things and see immediate change, but if you plan on being here for the long-haul, people respect that more than coming in and doing one thing.”

One unique characteristic Love said the Northeast community brings is ownership.

“What I noticed immediately when I came here four years ago was ownership,” she said. “The Northeast stands on their own and speaks up for what they need and they don’t back down. If they feel strongly about it, they are very tenacious and that is a good thing in a community.”

Love said the community also keeps the Salvation Army accountable to its name.

“If we weren’t about the community, they were going to put us to task and I respected that,” she said.

Going to the neighborhood meetings, Love said she experienced a community who was very proud of their home.

“I heard the pride that they had as they talked about solutions that needed to happen,” she said. “They know what is happening in their communities. Who doesn’t want to have that and be a part of that?”

Currently, the Salvation Army offers a variety of services to the community, including a daily cafe, emergency assistance, a food pantry, a soccer team, offering clothing to those coming out of incarceration, and various kid’s services.

Overall, Love said the Northeast is the hidden gem of Kansas City.

“It’s a sleeping giant and I don’t think people give it enough credit as they should.”

To contact the Salvation Army for assistance, call 2-1-1 to reach the United Way.

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • Central Bank, a community bank

    June 30th, 2020
    by

    Michael Bushnell Publisher Central Bank of Kansas City has been an icon in the Northeast community for almost 70 years. […]


    CID: El Taco, Eye Care Optical, & Boost Mobile

    June 24th, 2020
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!Enter your email address and click on the […]


    CID: Cash Express, Musaletti’s Pizza, & Lit Smoke Shop

    June 17th, 2020
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!Enter your email address and click on the […]


    Longtime Northeast attorney has new offices in midtown

    June 3rd, 2020
    by

    Michael Bushnell Publisher When Paul Franco moved his practice to the Northeast in 2012, he realized he was one of […]


    Spread awareness, not COVID-19

    May 27th, 2020
    by

    Bryan Stalder Contributor City and State Stay Home orders have been lifted, but the city of KCMO has issued a […]


  • CID: Thank you, essential workers!

    May 27th, 2020
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!Enter your email address and click on the […]


    CID: Adujusting to 10-10-10 Rules

    May 20th, 2020
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!Enter your email address and click on the […]


    Northeast Chamber Announces Mural Tour Competition Winners

    May 16th, 2020
    by

    Northeast News The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced the winners of their HNE Murals Like/Share/Post the […]


    Curbside Northeast

    May 13th, 2020
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!Enter your email address and click on the […]


    CID: BINGO!

    May 13th, 2020
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!Enter your email address and click on the […]


  • Faces Of Northeast


  • Remember This?


  • retorts illustrated by bryan stalder


  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.