When people come to The Salvation Army seeking food, shelter, or 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.
What brings you to The Salvation Army for assistance? Help with my electricity bill.
What does receiving assistance from The Salvation Army mean to you? It saves my life. I don’t know what I would do, they said they’d turn off my electricity today unless I paid. I’m preparing for surgery so stress is really bad. Thank you so so much. I’ve worked since I was 15 years old, and it’s so hard to live. I never relax.
Thank you for supporting the programs and services of The Salvation Army, so we can help people find the hope they need to face another day.