Entries by Lindsay

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Single Mother of Three Finds Stability and Support at The Salvation Army

Tiffany is a hard-working, independent mother who has been providing for herself and her family since her ex-husband left her and their two children while she was 4 months pregnant with their third child. “I found myself alone with no friends and family to help,” says Tiffany. “I was behind on my rent and facing […]

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Goal-Driven

Tneeshia enrolled in The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program just before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Her goal was to find housing for herself and her two-year-old son and start her path toward earning her GED. “By early March, me and my son had moved into an apartment, and I was taking in-person GED classes,” […]

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Not Another Statistic

The COVID-19 crisis has hit vulnerable individuals especially hard. This includes people like Gary, who is homeless and relies heavily on The Salvation Army not only for shelter but for food and emotional and spiritual care as well. Gary has been to multiple shelters during his 17 years of struggling with homelessness, but he says […]

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Family First

“I fell asleep at police departments sometimes just to know my children were safe.” These are the words of Angel, a mother of two daughters who was living in her car with her girls after becoming homeless during the COVID-19 crisis. The family was referred to The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program to get […]

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Delivering Hope to Doorsteps

Meal and grocery delivery services became a staple for many families under Safer at Home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, already and newly vulnerable people were left with fewer options to provide basic needs like food for their families.

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Feeding the Most Vulnerable

Salvation Army takes food truck to help isolated seniors The Salvation Army took its canteen (mobile feeding unit) to serve vulnerable neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic at a downtown Fort Myers senior residence. An emotional and spiritual care team was also on-site to offer hope and encouragement in a time of uncertainty and isolation for […]

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National Donut Day

On the first Friday in June, Americans celebrate the goodness that is donuts. But did you know that National Donut Day actually has its roots in doing good? The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the first National Donut Day in 1938 to help those in need during the Great Depression and to commemorate the work […]

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A Lesson in Compassion

A young elementary school teacher stopped by her local Salvation Army food pantry and asked whether it was possible to have bags of food for some of her students’ families. She shared with us that she remembers, that as a little girl, it was always difficult for her family to put food on the table. […]