736 West Main Street
Lexington KY 40508
Contact Information
Address 736 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone (859) 252-7706
Fax 859 252-6341
Contact Name Major Thomas Hinzman
Web and Social Media
We help families build strong foundations for the future.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

We provide vital services to low-income families, meeting human needs and helping our community’s most vulnerable residents reach their potential. Our international mission statement is: “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

Background Statement

We provide comprehensive support to low-income families, helping them reach their potential. We serve families from throughout Central Kentucky through our Area Command office in Lexington and locations in Nicholasville and Georgetown.

The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by a minister named William Booth who took the gospel message and social outreach programs to the homeless and the hungry on the streets in London, England. His mission was to meet the needs of London’s most desperately poor, bringing them food to fill their stomachs and the hope of salvation to fill their souls. Since then, The Salvation Army has continued to serve those in need in communities throughout the world, spreading to 126 countries.

The Salvation Army began serving Central Kentucky in 1897 and has been offering hope and vital services to those most in need in the area for over 100 years. We are committed to serving the whole person - body, soul, and spirit - with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives. Our programs include:


  • Emergency Homeless Shelter & Transitional Living Center for women and single parent families -open 24/7 every day of the year and provides comprehensive support including case management
  • Basic Needs & Emergency Financial Assistance to prevent homelessness
  • Food Pantries
  • Clothing Banks
  • Early Learning Center (licensed and STARS-rated) for children ages 6 weeks - K
  • After School, Summer, & Enrichment Programs for youth grades K-12
  • Music School with instruments provided free of cost
  • UK Free Medical Clinic
  • Holiday Assistance - food, clothing, and gifts at Thanksgiving & Christmas
  • Emergency Disaster Relief


Impact Statement

We strongly believe in strategic programming that brings about positive life-changing results. We are pleased to report that the following outcomes were achieved last year:


  • 49,728 nights of lodging were provided, giving homeless women, children, and single parent families a safe place to rebuild their lives.
  • 156,942 meals were served, allowing homeless adults and children to focus on their education and work instead of their hunger.
  • Over 28,000 community members received emergency assistance to meet their basic needs. More than 140,000 clothing items were given away, ensuring that families were dressed appropriately for work and school.
  • 611 uninsured or under-insured community members received medical treatment free of cost.
  • 93 children ages 6 weeks - 5 years received early education, helping them build a foundation for success in Kindergarten and beyond. Last year, 100% of preschool children attending our Early Learning Center met or exceeded age appropriate developmental levels in language development, cognitive development, and fine motor and gross motor skills.
  • 244 youth grades K-12 were provided with opportunities to grow academically and socially under the guidance of caring adults through our after school and summer programs. 1,463 hours of tutoring and homework help were provided. 92.5% of parents reported that their child improved or maintained their grades.
  • 127 children participated in music school, building their talents and self-esteem. Regardless of their economic circumstances, our program ensured they had free access to instruments, lessons, and performance opportunities.
  • Over 5,241 children received new clothing and gifts for Christmas.


CEO/Executive Director Statement

In July of 1865, William Booth set up a tent in London’s East End. His mission was to meet the needs of London’s most desperately poor, bringing them food to fill their stomachs and the hope of salvation to fill their souls. It was from this humble beginning that The Salvation Army, an organization which now serves nearly 30 million people in the U.S. alone each year, was formed.

Much has changed over the last 150 years. Mobile technology now allows us to communicate instantly from any location and the internet has placed a world of information at our fingertips. In a society that values knowledge, wealth, and prestige, those who start the race with little are often left behind.
Many of our neighbors are not unlike those that Booth encountered -- hungry, homeless, and desperate for a new life. Still today, The Salvation Army stands ready to help. The hungry are fed. The homeless find a safe haven. Children are educated. Parents build a strong foundation for a better future.
Lives are changed because someone like you chose to give.
Every dollar that is given here stays here, leveraging the expertise we’ve gained over 150 years of international service to make a difference right here in Central Kentucky. Take a few moments to read thorough our profile and you will see that the mission of The Salvation Army stands strong. The context has changed over the past 150 years, but our commitment has not. Motivated by the love of God, and supported by a community that cares, we plan to continue transforming lives for another 150 years and more!
Major Thomas Hinzman
Central Kentucky Area Coordinator

Board Chair Statement

Doing The Most Good - it’s a slogan that appears on The Salvation Army’s logo and publications nationwide including those here in Central Kentucky. If this is the first time you’ve heard it, or even if you’ve heard it many times before, you may be wondering what exactly does this mean. Is it a statement of accomplishment, as in “we’re doing more for those in need than anyone else”? It’s true that The Salvation Army is one of the most pervasive and influential organizations in the world, meeting human needs in more than 126 countries. But, in truth, the work that we do is dependent upon the gifts and service of others. We are simply humble stewards of other people’s generosity. We are not alone. We work in partnership with more than sixty social service agencies in Lexington alone, collaborating together to address complex issues like poverty, hunger, and education. No, Doing the Most Good is not a statement of bragging.

Doing The Most Good is a promise we make to those who are generous enough to share their bounty with us. We know you work hard for the financial gifts you give us. We know your time you give is valuable beyond measure. That’s why, with everything we do, we promise to Do The Most Good we can with the resources we are given. As board chair, I am honored to serve alongside a phenomenal group of staff, volunteers, and fellow board members who are committed to this promise in each and every action we take. Whether they are preparing meals, cleaning shelter rooms, drafting budgets, or doing any other of the millions of tasks that must be done the people of The Salvation Army strive to do our best. Nothing less will do when we are working to transform lives. It is this promise that we make to you today and every day. Trust us with that which is precious to you and we will use it to Do The Most Good possible for our community.

Bruce K. Davis
Advisory Board Chair
Central Kentucky Area Services
The Salvation Army



Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development / Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Preschools
Geographic Areas Served
Fayette County
Jessamine County
Scott County
Board Chair
Board Chair Bruce K. Davis
Company Affiliation Attorney
Term May 2016 to Apr 2019
Board Members
Doug Alexander DGAprVoting
A.B. Alphin Jr.CEO Moneywatch Investments, Inc., BG TowingVoting
Shannon Arvin Stoll, Keenon, Ogden PLLCVoting
Dr. Jackie L. Banahan Jackie Banahan, DMDVoting
Mitchell Baumann Baumann Paper Company, Inc.Voting
Bob Bradley UK Memorial Coliseum, University of KentuckyVoting
Gail Branham WLEX-TV/NBCVoting
Bruce Davis Community VolunteerVoting
Richard Dawahare Community VolunteerVoting
Sarah Enlow Fayette Mall OfficeVoting
Harry Hadden Wells Fargo Advisors, LLCVoting
Phillip Halley Retired Real Estate AppraiserVoting
Jon Hatfield WalgreensVoting
Mary Hemlepp Hemlepp Marketing CommunicationsVoting
Joe Jones JRA ArchitectsVoting
AL Kawaja Financial PlannerVoting
Robert D. Kelly Community Trust BankVoting
Kelly G. Knight Kelly G. Knight, LLCVoting
Bryan Mattingly Frost Brown Todd LLC, Lexington Financial CenterVoting
Billie B. May Saint Joseph HospitalVoting
Amanda Mays Bledsoe LFUCG Council MemberVoting
Terry McBrayer McBrayer McGinnis Leslie & Kirkland PLLCVoting
Bill Meck WLEX-TV/NBCVoting
Bret Melrose Fayette Heating & AirVoting
Selma D. Owens Selma's Catering, LLCVoting
Dr. Carolyn Purcell Retired PhysicianVoting
Byron Romanowitz Community VolunteerVoting
Daniel R. Scalf Lexington CemeteryVoting
Sandra Shropshire Community VolunteerVoting
Robert S. Stack Lexington Division of PloceVoting
Fredericka VanLennep Caldwell Cane Run FarmVoting
Sam Varner Clean MediaVoting
Bernie Vonderheide Community VolunteerVoting
Jack E. Whitaker Whitaker Bank Corporation of KentuckyVoting
Bob Williams Messer Construction Co.Voting
Kathy Witt Fayette County SheriffVoting
G. Eugene Young Trio Automation LTD., Omni Industrial ServicesVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 33
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 2 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 24
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 61%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
CEO Comments
The Salvation Army Central Kentucky Area Services Advisory Board is composed of area residents with a variety of expertise who are responsible to advise and assist regarding finance, program management, and fundraising.
The Board of Trustees membership is entrusted with the management of the Corporation and all of its affairs and property.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Major Thomas Hinzman
Term Start July 2015

Majors Thomas and Susan Hinzman began serving as Area Coordinators at The Salvation Army Central Kentucky Area Services in July 2015.

Prior to their arrival in Lexington, Majors Hinzman faithfully served throughout Northeastern Ohio for twenty-seven years as corps officers in Sandusky, Salem, Painesville and Canton. Most recently, the Hinzmans were stationed at The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in Cleveland where they helped give oversight in their fields to thirty-eight corps throughout Northeast Ohio.
Major Susan’s spirit and love for others continues to be the legacy she leaves in every community. After homeschooling their children while maintaining her full-time ministry as an officer, she now finds time to sing, teach and quilt.
Major Tom was selected as one of “Mahoning Valley’s Most Influential People” in Youngstown, Ohio, received the “Man Of The Year Award” in Salem, Ohio, and the “Paul Harris Fellow Award” from the Salem Rotary Club for outstanding service to the community. He has led Emergency Disaster teams from Northeast Ohio in such disasters as the 1993 flood in St. Louis; 1994 USAir Flight 427 crash near Aliquippa, PA; 2001 September 11th at Ground Zero; and 2005 Hurricane Katrina efforts in Baton Rouge, LA.
Majors Hinzman were born and raised in Beaver Falls, PA. They entered The School for Officers’ Training in 1986 and were commissioned as officers in 1988. Throughout their career, they have been blessed as they have experienced God’s hand on their ministry.
Three of those blessings are their sons, Jeremy, Brennen and Christopher. Now adults, Jeremy serves as a Chaplain’s Assistant in the US Army Reserves and has their first grandbuddy, Landon with his wife Marci. Lts. Brennen and Allison serve as officers in Red Bank, NJ and are expecting the first girl in the Hinzman family for 5 generations. Lt. Christopher serves as an officer at Cleveland, Ohio (West Park Corps) and is especially gifted in loving people and his ministry of music.
Full Time Staff 34
Part Time Staff 43
Volunteers 10780
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 89%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 39
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 30 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 62
Unspecified 0
CEO Comments
The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of the Bluegrass After School Program is a state licensed After School Program.
The Salvation Army Early Learning Center is a STARS rated state licensed Child Care Center.

We provide shelter and supportive services to homeless women and single parent families, meeting immediate needs and helping them build a stronger foundation for their future. Our doors are open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. We are ready to help whenever homelessness strikes. Families arrive in immediate crisis with no safe place to live, no way to meet their basic needs, and no plan for their future.

We start by meeting immediate needs with safe housing and nutritious meals, allowing families to re-focus on their work and education instead of their hunger and fear. Once families are no longer in immediate crisis, we help them begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Each resident is partnered with a case manager who guides them in creating a plan to overcome the specific obstacles they face using free program resources such as job training & placement, life skills classes, educational childcare, mental & physical healthcare, clothing, and housing relocation assistance.
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Homeless, Families, At-Risk Populations

Our licensed and STARS-Rated program serves low-income children who are among the most vulnerable in our community. Last year over one-third of the children we served were homeless. Many of these children have never had access to a structured learning environment. As their families struggle to make ends meet, basic needs like food and shelter are prioritized over early education.


Our program uses individualized assessments and child development plans to meet the needs of each child. Teachers integrate the plan goals into classroom activities addressing the five domains of growth - cognitive, social, physical, emotional, and language. Each child’s plan is reviewed monthly to ensure they are on target to meet learning & developmental milestones. Parent involvement is encouraged through regular progress notes, newsletters with at-home learning activities, and classroom volunteer opportunities.


Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), At-Risk Populations, General/Unspecified

We seek to give youth access to one of life’s most important resources - opportunity - through education. Our program provides a diverse group of financially disadvantaged children with comprehensive support that helps improve classroom performance, builds self-esteem, and encourages personal responsibility.


Tutoring and homework help is provided by licensed Fayette County Public Schools teachers, helping children build academic knowledge and develop a habit of daily homework completion. Skills in core academic subjects are built using the Lexia Reader and Quarter Mile Math Programs. Children participate in health, life, and social skills classes promoting teamwork, healthy living, and positive choices. Music classes are offered, with instruments provided free of cost, so that youth may develop their talents while building self-esteem. Activities are available after-school during the school year and all day during the summer so that children may always have a safe place to learn.

Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), At-Risk Populations, General/Unspecified

Families in poverty face an ongoing struggle to meet their daily basic needs for food, shelter, and medical care. Kentucky Youth Advocates finds that more than half of renters in Kentucky cannot afford Fair Market Rent without spending more than 30% of income. These families are at a high risk of becoming homeless as each week they earn barely enough to meet their family’s basic needs. At times of crisis, we help families avoid becoming homeless or going hungry by meeting basic needs including food, clothing, medical care, prescription medications, rent, utilities, and personal hygiene items.


Many families who come to us in need are experiencing a short-term crisis, such as a job loss, and our immediate support fills the gap during such transitions. For those requiring long term support, we provide referrals to other resources obtainable either through The Salvation Army or through our community partners.

Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Homeless

When disaster strikes, The Salvation Army responds with food, supplies, shelter, counseling and HOPE. The Salvation Army staff and volunteers are often the first on the scene and the last to depart, honoring a century-old commitment to serve those in need, at the time of need, and at the place of need. The red shield continues to be a beacon of compassion; of immediate aid, psychological support and spiritual counsel to individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted or shattered by forces beyond their control. Salvation Army disaster response teams, coordinated and directed by commissioned officers and trained personnel, supported by volunteers, are "on call" to serve at all disasters and civil disorders which place a community at risk or which may disrupt or destroy family security and well-being. A community response to floods, tornados, fires and other disasters can make all the difference to people who have lost everything. The Salvation Army joins other agencies in helping people put their lives back together after a disaster.


Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Victims, General/Unspecified,
Program Comments
CEO Comments
The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of the Bluegrass After School Program is a state licensed After School Program.
The Salvation Army Early Learning Center is a STARS rated and state licensed Child Care Center.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $5,966,239.00
Projected Expenses $5,966,239.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$5,920,069$6,369,853$5,309,215
Total Expenses$5,786,349$6,380,970$5,338,716
Revenue Less Expenses$133,720($11,117)($29,501)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$232,572$528,904$297,794
Individual Contributions$1,989,496$1,609,755$1,609,755
Investment Income, Net of Losses$517,755$404,895$327,395
Membership Dues$418--$1,518
Special Events$148,239$96,261$604,412
Revenue In-Kind$1,958,534--$1,599,260
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$5,323,411$5,870,662$4,925,854
Administration Expense$347,181$382,688$304,172
Fundraising Expense$115,727$127,620$108,690
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.000.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%92%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%4%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$138,073$34,436$37,248
Current Assets--$34,436$37,248
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities--$11,117--
Total Net Assets--$23,319$37,248
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
CEO Comments
The Salvation Army is exempt from completing Form 990 per IRS Code #509 (a)(1) and Section 170 (b)(1)(a)(i). Therefore the financial information is submitted from audited financial reports.
Foundation Staff Comments
Because the Salvation Army is exempt from filing form 990,  financials were submitted by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army conducts full yearly audits.
Address 736 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Primary Phone 859 252-7706
CEO/Executive Director Major Thomas Hinzman
Board Chair Bruce K. Davis
Board Chair Company Affiliation Attorney