Salvation Army


1370 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80203



Commanding Officer
Lt. Colonel Daniel L. Starrett, Divisional Commander

Year Established

Service Area
The Denver Metropolitan Area

Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Our message is based on the Bible. Our ministry is motivated by the love of God. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name, without discrimination.

The Salvation Army Metro Denver is committed to serving people in need by caring for the whole person — body, mind, and spirit — in order to transform lives, strengthen families, and build our communities.

The Salvation Army Metro Denver continues to strive to expand and enhance its programs and services with the goal of Doing the Most Good for people with the most need.

Fundraising Events: 

Season of Sharing Toy Drive
December 9th & 16th
This Christmas, FOX31 Denver has teamed up with Gordmans Department Store to collect toys for The Salvation Army. Barrels will be placed at all Gordmans stores in the Denver Metro area throughout the season for shoppers to donate new and unwrapped toys for children from low-income families.

Fill the Truck
November thru December
We want every child to wake up with a gift under the Christmas Tree. Walmart’s Fill The Truck campaign challenges their shoppers to fill a cardboard truck shaped box. All toys are distributed to local families in need. Boxes are placed in front of all Walmart stores.

Angel Tree
November thru December
This Christmas season, adopt an angel at your local MACY’S and fulfill the Christmas wish for a very special child in your community. Unfortunately Christmas is challenging for those struggling with family, emotional, or employment problems. Pick up an Angel Tree Tag at your local Macy’s and have fun shopping for your angel. Spread the joy of caring and sharing with those who would otherwise go without.

Celebrity Bell Ringing
Every Wednesday from Nov. 23rd thru Dec. 21st
King Soopers at 2750 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver CO
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Stop by and say hello to your favorite local celebrities as they volunteer to ring bells at Salvation Army’s red kettle. This fun filled event is a friendly reminder to give to those who need it most during the holiday season. 100% of kettle donations support local community programs and services in the neighborhood where money is raised.

National Donut Day
June 2, 2017
Each year, the first Friday in June marks everyone’s favorite holiday – National Donut Day is celebrated to honor Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies who served during WWI & II. Donut shops throughout the nation give away free donuts and come together to raise money to support Salvation Army’s youth programs.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

The Salvation Army needs your help! We have a variety of great year-round and seasonal volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Services at 303-866-9280, or visit As a volunteer, you could:
• Corporate Volunteer Projects.
• Assist with disaster relief efforts.
• Serve a meal.
• Help in our warehouse.
• Ring a bell at a Red Kettle.
• Sponsor a toy drive.
• Host a food drive.
• Set up an Angel Tree.
• Help with Christmas assistance applications.
• Assist with toy distributions in December.
• Take part in community ministries.

Giving Opportunities: 

When you give to The Salvation Army Denver Metro, your generous support transforms lives, strengthens families, and improves our communities.

Donate online — visit

Donate by phone — call 303-861-4833, or toll free at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Donate by mail — send your check to The Salvation Army Denver Metro, P.O. Box 2369, Denver, CO 80201.

Donate through planned giving, including Charitable Gift Annuities and bequests — contact our Planned Giving department at 800-357-0856, or at

Corporate sponsorships — contact Tahreem Pasha-Glenn at 303-860-5460 to explore how your business can support the work of The Salvation Army Metro Denver — to serve people in need.

Board of Directors: 


Dan Buckman
Deloitte Tax LLP

Larry Burgess
L &M Capital Investments

Ronald W. Cattany
Light of the World Catholic Church

James Cummings
Community Volunteer

George Curtis, Retired Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Doug Evans
Community Volunteer

Gail Harvey
Gail Harvey & Associates

Alphonso Hawkins
U. S. Bank

Jeremy Hubbard
KDVR FOX 31 News

Rob Knuth
Community Volunteer

Carl Koelbel
Koelbel & Co.

Lyle Laverty
The Laverty Group

Bob Leino
Leino & Company, LLC

Jay Lindell
Aerospace and Defense Industry Champion at Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Evan Makovsky
NAI Shames Makovsky

Jane McKinstry
Women’s Auxiliary

Ashley McNamee
Whiting Petroleum

Greg Milzcik
Community Volunteer

Bob Rensink
Furniture Row

Susan Rutherford

Thom Scheffel
TNS & Associates, P.C.

Dan Schutte

Mark Smith
M.J. Smith and Associates

Doug Spuler
Beck Group, AIA Leed AP Principal

Karyl Storey
Wealth Concepts LLC

Louis Thomas
Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Gregory Truitt
Holm Ryan Truitt Hall, LLC

Susan Tucker
Vectra Bank Colorado


Merrill R. Fie


Olivia Armijo Killough

Walt Armijo

Ron Maclachlan

George Smith


Lt. Colonel Dan Starrett
Divisional Commander

Major Premek Kramerius
Divisional Secretary

Major George Hood
Executive Divisional Director of Development

Anne Knapsted
Women’s Auxiliary President