The Sioux Falls Salvation Army Christmas Support
Thank you to all of our community partners for making our Red Kettle Fundraising Drive a huge success. Between our red kettles and mailed in donations we raised $545,000.00 for those in need. Your support makes it possible for The Salvation Army to provide help and hope in 2015. When a family facing eviction comes to us for help, we can keep them in their home. When a hungry man walks in our door on the weekend, we can feed him a meal. When a senior needs a food box delivered, we can drop one off at their home. When a family has been given a shut off notice for their electricty, we can keep their lights and heat on. Together, we are "Doing The Most Good".
The Sioux Falls Salvation Army and Fall Support
September 12th, 2014
Eigthy percent of cities across the country reported an increase in requests for emergency food assistance last year. We've seen our Night Watch weekend feeding program numbers increase by 50%. At one time we were serving 125 meals. Now we are seeing more days where our numbers range from 250 to 325 for the number of meals served here in Sioux Falls.
As you can imagine, this is a strain on our already tight monthly budget for this program. If you have the means, please consider sending a gift today. It is truly needed. Together, we can help our neighbors who are in need.
Major Tom Riggs, Salvation Army Commanding Officer
The Sioux Falls Salvation Army and Midsummer Support
May 28th, 2014
Besides feeding hungry people, The Salvation Army provides clothing for the needy, rental/mortgage assistance, help with electric and gas bills, and counseling for the sick a heart. There is always a friendly, compassionate ear at The Salvation Army, where those in need of a listening ear can pour out their hearts and never have to fear judgement.
Who are the truly needy? Among them are hardworking, low-income families whose food budgets stretch to the breaking point in summer, when their children no longer receive federal school lunches. Others include laid-off workers who have run through their savings while seeking new employment. These seasonal visitors to The Salvation Army headquarters swell the ranks of the regulars-homeless, chronically unemployed and psychologically damaged who have been receiving food, clothing, shelter and counseling throughout the year. As a result, "We find all of our supplies running low in the summer," confesses Major Tom Riggs.
"The community's timely help will demonstrate to the needy God's love and support, keeping hope in their hearts and creating a bridge to a better tomorrow," states Major Tom Riggs. "We're the most visable during the holiday season, but our work continues throughout the year. Need doesn't exist just during the winter months."
To donate to The Salvation Army of Sioux Falls, call 605-338-6649, mail your gift to 800 N. Cliff Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103 or make an online donation at our website http://sasiouxfalls.org.
About The Salvation Army in Sioux Falls
The Salvation Army is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year. 125 years of serving the people of Lincoln and Minnehaha counties. We are an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. We've been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest arrary of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Almost 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org