Thanks to You this Family has renewed Hope

Just when Jerry thought things couldn't get any worse, they did. Jerry had just been laid off from his job. A seasonal worker, he knew that day would come, but it still hurt when it happened. He and his wife, Debbie, were already raising a family on a limited budget, and now things were even tighter. But before Jerry hand a chance to even think about how they'd make ends meet, something even worse happened to his family. Debbie was diagnosed with cancer. She had to start treatment right away.

As Jerry took care of his children and sick wife, medical bills started piling up. So did their stress levels. To ease the tension, the family would gather in front of the TV to watch a favorite movie. But just as they finally found something to provide a bit of relief, the power went out---right in the middle of the movie. Having fallen behind on their utility payments, the electric company shut off their service.

Jerry, now desperate, knew he needed help. Thankfully, you were there for him---through your generous gifts to The Salvation Army. "Somehow, in all the craziness, the money ran out," he told us in a panic. "I don't know how all this happened. I just know I can't do this along any longer." He didn't have to. With your help, we got Jerry the assistance he needed to turn the lights back on. More than that, you allowed us to provide the family with other basic necessitites, and we also invited the kids to a youth event where they could have fun.
At last, Jerry no longer feels like he faces his family's struggles along. Jerry and his family had a friend on their side: YOU. Thank you for your compasstion!
If you haven't already, we'd love to have you join our monthly donor team. Monthly donations throughout the year make it possible for us to help families like Jerry's. Please click on the red "Donate Now" button at the top of the page. You can make a one time donation or set up a monthly one.
A more long term option of supporting those in need is available by setting up a charitable gift annuity. Support The Salvation Army, and receive payments for life! People who have established charitable gift annuities with The Salvation Army have told us:
"I remember The Salvation Army's dearly --- not just because of what they did for me, but what they do for others in need."
"Every year, when we would see that we would have excess, we would set up a charitable gift annuity with The Salvation Army. The Army benefits. The individual benefits. Even the community benefits."
Learn more about the financial advantages of establishing a charitable gift annuity calling our Planned Giving Director at 1-800-274-0628.
Thank you making it possible for us to help those in need at Christmastime and throughout the year.

Back to School Shopping with The Salvation Army

      

      

On Monday, August 13th 80 children were invited to a back to school shopping experience with The Salvation Army.ee  We met families at the Eastside Kohl's where young people gathered clothing, shoes and/or school supplies that would help them start their new school you off on the right foot.  This event is made possible through the Hofer Trust.  Preparing kids for a successful school year can become rather costly.  We're so grateful for the opportunity to help families prepare for this each year.  A huge thank you to the Eastside Kohl's and their amazing staff for letting us come in early & for their patience and kindness towards our families.  

 

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2017 Annual Report 



Never Surrender

“God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” – Hebrews 13:5

No matter what obstacles stand in the way, the Lord always prevails. He never gives up. And through His power, neither does The Salvation Army.

As we look back on the previous year, we recognize the soldiers of service – our volunteers, donors, and supporters – who have joined us to overcome obstacles, pursue possibilities, and come to the aid of the most vulnerable members of society.

United we stand in our fight for good. We will never surrender. Because with God, we always prevail.

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