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? I am a single mother to two children with another on the way and have fallen on very tough times financially. My son has a lot of medical issues which makes it nearly impossible to work as he has 7-10 appointments each week. I take him to those as well as drop off and pick up my daughter from school.
What does receiving assistance from The Salvation Army mean to you? It means the world to me, as me and my children are on the verge of being homeless.
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.