brewing hope

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: James

What brings you to The Salvation Army for assistance? I am in need of help with my electric bill. I lost my wife in July and I had a stroke the end of October. My son has helped me, and him and his family moved in with me last month to help because I can’t work anymore. I drove a dump truck, but I’m not strong enough anymore. I am trying to get disability to help but it can take months. I am way behind. My son is trying to help me catch up and stay in my home.

What does receiving assistance from The Salvation Army mean to you? Help would be such a blessing and take so much worry off of me. I feel helpless now. I  can’t work and feel like a burden. I know my son and family love me and are trying to help, but I need to help, too. any help you can give will help me so much, you have no idea. Thank you all so much.

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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