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Contact The Salvation Army public relations personnel

Media relations for The Salvation Army (USA) are handled by National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA, and its public relations consultant, Richards Partners. All local media are asked to first contact their local Salvation Army representative for assistance with their inquiries or to speak to a local Salvation Army spokesperson.


Salvation Army Organizational Structure

For administrative purposes, The Salvation Army USA is divided into four territories: the Eastern Territory with headquarters in West Nyack, New York; the Central Territory with headquarters in Des Plaines, Illinois; the Southern Territory with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Western Territory with headquarters in Long Beach, California.

Territories are made up of smaller units known as divisions. There are 40 divisions of The Salvation Army in the United States. Divisions consist of corps community centers for worship and service, which are the most basic units of The Salvation Army, and various specialized service centers. Each corps provides religious and social services that are adapted to meet local needs under the direction of their supervising corps officer.


Salvation Army Public Relations Contacts

National Headquarters
Jennifer Byrd, National Headquarters Public Relations Director
(703) 519-5890 Office

Richards Partners
Erin Kanter
(214) 891-5848

Stephanie Hoefken
(214) 891-7693

Central Territory: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Jeff Curnow, Public & Corporate Relations Manager
(847) 294-2046 Office
(847) 5714-1868 Cell

Eastern Territory: Connecticut, Delaware, Northeast Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, also Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Trish Raines, Director of Strategic Communication/External Relations
(845) 620-7316 Office

Southern Territory: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Southeast Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia.

Chris Priest, Public & Corporate Relations Director
(404) 728-6704 Office
(678) 485-4735 Cell

Western Territory: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Guam (US Territory).

Deborah Knutson, Public & Corporate Relations Director
(562) 491-8351 Office