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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.

Name: Tamara

What brings you to The Salvation Army for assistance? Our rental burned down and we lost everything. We need furniture, kitchen utensils, toys for my son, clothing for both of us. We need help finding housing and finding a job.

What does receiving assistance from The Salvation Army mean to you? Since the fire, I have lost my life! All of my son’s belongings are gone, everything I’ve worked for since I was 18 years old is gone. Our cat died in the fire. I feel helpless living in a hotel and I want my son to have stability, so any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. God bless you.

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.

Visit our Volunteer page or Ways to Give page for more information on how to get involved.

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