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 help Central Kentucky families overcome poverty both now - with food, shelter, clothing, and medical care – and in the future, through education. At the heart of our mission is a desire to serve God by meeting the needs of the most underserved populations in Central Kentucky. 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 in London, England by a minister named William Booth who was burdened by the needs of the homeless and hungry in his community. He started our organization with the goal of providing food to fill their stomachs and the hope of salvation to fill their souls. Since that time, The Salvation Army has grown both in purpose and in scope, now meeting a variety of needs in more than 128 countries throughout the world. Our local programs include:


  • Emergency Homeless Shelter for women and single parent families -open 24 hours, every day of the year & providing 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
  • Boys & Girls Club after school and summer program 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 believe in strategic programing that brings about life-changing results. We are pleased to report that the following outcomes were achieved last year:


  • 56,616 days of 24-hour lodging and 168,229 meals were provided to homeless families, giving them the safety and nutrition they needed to focus on rebuilding their lives.
  • 443 life skills and job training classes were taught, giving homeless adults the tools they needed to become healthy and obtain employment.
  • Families served by our shelter were able to build a stable future. More than 97% of those we served last year did not return to our shelter with a repeat episode of homelessness.
  • 739 uninsured or under-insured community members received medical treatment free of cost.
  • More than 17,000 individuals received food, clothing, or financial assistance, helping them meet their basic needs during times of crisis.
  • 201 school age children received more than 1,800 hours of homework help and over 4,000 sessions of reading and math support through our after school and summer programs. As a result, 78% of parents reported that their child’s grades were at or above what the parent thought the child was capable of achieving. This is a significant achievement, given that the majority of children we serve are at high risk of falling behind in the classroom.
  • 106 children received early education, helping them build a foundation for success in Kindergarten and beyond. Every child who graduated our Early Learning Center in the spring of 2018 was asssessed as academically prepared for Kindergarten.
  • 164 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 4,000 children received new clothing and gifts for Christmas.



Needs Statement
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 AL Kawaja
Company Affiliation Financial Planner, New York Life
Term May 2018 to Apr 2021
Board Members
Doug AlexanderDGAprVoting
A.B. Alphin Jr.CEO Moneywatch Investments, Inc., BG TowingVoting
Robby ArrasmithMesser Construction Co.Voting
Shannon ArvinStoll, Keenon, Ogden PLLCVoting
Dr. Jackie L. BanahanJackie Banahan, DMDVoting
Mitchell BaumannBaumann Paper Company, Inc.Voting
Bob BradleyUniversity of KentuckyVoting
Gail BranhamWLEX-TV/NBCVoting
Sean CooperLexington Fayette Urban County Government Housing AuthorityVoting
Richard DawahareAttorneyVoting
Sarah EnlowFayette Mall OfficeVoting
Harry HaddenWells Fargo Advisors, LLCVoting
Jeff HancockHancock Branding X CommunicationsVoting
Christopher HoskinsJackson Kelly Attorneys at Law, PLLCVoting
Dave JohnsonCommunity MemberVoting
Joe JonesJRA ArchitectsVoting
AL KawajaFinancial Planner, New York LifeVoting
Robert D. KellyCommunity Trust BankVoting
Bryan MattinglyFrost Brown Todd LLC, Lexington Financial CenterVoting
Billie B. MaySaint Joseph HospitalVoting
Amanda Mays BledsoeLFUCG Council MemberVoting
Terry McBrayerMcBrayer McGinnis Leslie & Kirkland PLLCVoting
Bill MeckWLEX-TV/NBCVoting
Tami MelroseCommunity MemberVoting
Dr. Carolyn PurcellRetired PhysicianVoting
Michelle RipleyCommonwealth Fund for KETVoting
Byron RomanowitzJohnson Romanowitz ArchitectsVoting
Daniel R. ScalfLexington CemeteryVoting
Jennifer SissonMileston Reality ConsultantsVoting
Robert S. StackLexington Division of Enhanced 911Voting
Alan SutherlandClark Material Handling CompanyVoting
Angela ThomasKentucky River Properties, LLCVoting
Sam VarnerSqueegee Squad of Central KentuckyVoting
Jack E. WhitakerWhitaker Bank Corporation of KentuckyVoting
Kathy WittFayette County SheriffVoting
G. Eugene YoungTrio Automation LTD., Omni Industrial ServicesVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 35
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 2 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 23
Female 15
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 31
Part Time Staff 41
Volunteers 7318
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 82%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 32
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 39
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 16
Female 56
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.


Our approach to helping women and families overcome homelessness is comprehensive, addressing both immediate and long-term needs so that they may move from crisis to permanent self-sufficiency. Our doors are open 24 hours per day, every day of the year, ensuring that our guests always have access to safe shelter. Healthy meals are served three times each day, giving them the energy they need to rebuild their lives. Our on-site free medical clinic gives critical access to physical health care while counselors from partner agencies, also hosted on site, address mental health needs.
With their basic needs met, families begin to see past the immediate need of survival. As they do, our case managers guide them in creating a plan for a stable future. Women and families who have lived day-to-day, crisis-to-crisis, begin to think long term, often for the first time in their lives. With help from their case manager, they are empowered to implement their plan through additional program resources (most located on-site) including transportation, job training, life skills classes, addiction recovery support groups, educational childcare, and, eventually, housing.
Our program is designed to address the underlying causes of homelessness so that families not only find housing, but are prepared to remain financially stable and permanently housed. In the past two years, 96% of those we served have not returned to our shelter with a repeat episode of homelessness. Through our program, families are able to build a solid foundation for a future free of homelessness. 
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Homeless, Families, At-Risk Populations


Our licensed and STARS-rated program helps approximately 100 of our community’s most vulnerable children prepare for success in Kindergarten each year. Many have never had access to a structured learning environment before attending our program. Their families are often under-educated themselves and, as they struggle to feed and house their families, education is not usually their top priority. Because of this, many children arrive lagging severely behind their peers in key developmental and academic skills. That’s why every child enrolled for 30 days or more receives initial and ongoing assessments, paired with an individualized development plan designed to capitalize on their strengths and help them grow in areas of weakness. Teachers combine instruction in core subjects like literacy and math with lessons in vital life skills like kindness and healthy eating. Additional activities, like music, help children build the confidence they’ll need to overcome the many barriers they face. Our program works! Despite the fact that only half of Fayette County children enter school ready to learn (Kentucky Youth Advocates, 2017), 100% of the children graduating our program this past spring were assessed as academically prepared for Kindergarten.


Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), At-Risk Populations, General/Unspecified
Description Our after-school and all day summer program supports more than 200 school-aged children each year, focusing on academics as a gateway to opportunity and ensuring that children have the wrap-around support they need to implement what they learn. Our goal is to equip them with the education, life skills, and confidence they will need to provide for themselves and contribute positively to our community. Licensed teachers provide homework help and tutoring and programs like Lexia Reader and Triple A Math help children build strong skills in core subjects. Children also participate in health, life, and social skills classes promoting kindness, healthy living, and positive choices. Activities like music and sports help children build self-confidence and learn to work with others. Healthy snacks and meals are served, allowing children to focus on their learning instead of their hunger. It is this combination of physical health, mental competency, social skills, and emotional stability that will allow them to build a self-sufficient future. 
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 nearly 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, 2018
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $6,490,429.00
Projected Expenses $6,490,429.00
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 Year201820172016
Total Revenue$6,752,137$5,869,101$5,920,069
Total Expenses$6,660,046$6,106,549$5,786,349
Revenue Less Expenses$92,091($237,448)$133,720
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$313,172$398,952$232,572
Individual Contributions$2,166,925$3,904,780$1,989,496
Investment Income, Net of Losses$604,907$477,753$517,755
Membership Dues--$120$418
Special Events$44,258$82,533$148,239
Revenue In-Kind$2,892,657--$1,958,534
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$6,161,215$5,559,627$5,323,411
Administration Expense$388,706$400,150$347,181
Fundraising Expense$110,125$146,722$115,727
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.961.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%91%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$148,695$58,235$138,073
Current Assets$148,695$58,235--
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$33,664----
Total Net Assets--$58,235--
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 AL Kawaja
Board Chair Company Affiliation Financial Planner, New York Life