Our Stories of Recovery series features testimonials from men and women who have benefitted from The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) programs.

When you donate goods (clothing, accessories, appliances, furniture, etc.) to The Salvation Army’s Family Stores, you are funding programs that help people struggling with addiction to find the road to recovery.


This is Gilbert’s Story:

Thank you Salvation Army for saving my life! I drank and did drugs for 45 years; I’m 60 now. I was a wreck when I came into the Adult Rehabilitation Center. I talked to the staff there and they admitted me. This was the greatest and smartest decision I have ever made in my life.

The Salvation Army helped me by doing it one day at a time. They introduced me to God; that’s what helped most with my recovery. Today I feel great and stronger than ever.

Every morning and night God is with me and helps me pray It’s so relaxing having Him with you all the time! Now I have a purpose in my life, which I have found is to help others with their recovery. That feels great just knowing that I have helped others suffering from addiction and saved their lives.

Thanks again Salvation Army!


Click here to learn more about The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center programs, or to schedule a donation pick-up: http://suncoastarea.satruck.org/


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