First Street Armoury, a nonprofit organization, coordinates direct service programs to address the demands of poverty, hunger, and homelessness in the Monmouth community. Local agencies and community members offer assistance with fundraising, organizing, and volunteering for the many service programs offered through the Armoury. Christen Allen is one of the five main employees at the First Street Armoury. With all of the helping hands there are four very successful programs that are run through the Armoury as well as other events and activities. Christen and the other employees work together on a day to day basis to get all projects and goals accomplished on time.
The First Street Armoury is located at 215 1st Street, Monmouth, IL 61462. It offers four key programs, which include: Break the Cycle, Energy League, Operation Back Pack and Starting Point. All four of these programs directly and positively impact the Monmouth community.
The Armoury holds different fundraising and community events to help contribute to the First Street Armoury programs and their existence. Some of these events include a Quarter Auction, Flea Markets, Santa's workshop, Community Christmas, Celebrity Waiter dinner, community plays, and much more.