When people come to The Salvation Army seeking emergency financial assistance, they receive an application to fill out. Included in the application is a voluntary questionnaire that includes just two questions.

Our ‘Brewing Hope’ series will give you insight on what assistance men, women, and children in need are seeking when they come through our doors, and what it means to them to receive a hand up and a sense of hope in their time of need.

Name: Ricardo V.

What brings you to The Salvation Army for assistance? Sorry, I have no other place to turn to for help and I need help paying the water and light until my wife gets a new job.

What does receiving assistance from The Salvation Army mean to you? It means a lot to me because even when I don’t have too much, I can count on going to my nearest Salvation Army for what I need and I am grateful. Thank you.

Thank you for supporting the programs and services of The Salvation Army, so we can help people like Ricardo find the hope they need to face another day.

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