CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS THE SALVATION ARMY $10,560.00
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS THE SALVATION ARMY $10,560.00 TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO RESIDENTS OF CHARLEVOIX COUNTY.
December 6, 2018, Petoskey, MI- The Charlevoix County Community Foundation awarded The Salvation Army Petoskey Corps with a $10,560.00 grant to serve Charlevoix County residents through their Emergency Financial Assistance Program.
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program (EFAP) provides low-income individuals and families with necessities such as heat, electricity, rent, emergency car repair and more. Last year EFAP provided more than $360,000.00 of emergency financial assistance to people in their 3-county service area which includes Charlevoix County residents. Charlevoix County assistance totaled more than $96,000.00; a figure that continues to rise annually.
Envoy Greg Irwin says “while we are out enjoying all of the light and festivities that this season brings we have to remember that to many, this season is filled with very cold nights and very high energy bills which brings a lot of stress and worry to individuals and parents who are trying to make ends meet on a limited budget. Our goal is to come along side those who are struggling and provide them with a peace of mind that they will not have to choose between feeding their families and keeping them warm, keeping the lights on, or keeping a roof over their heads”.
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is a local charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all citizens of Charlevoix County by building permanent endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership resources to serve the community. More information about the Charlevoix County Community Foundation may be found at www.c3f.org or by calling 231-536-2440.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
To give to The Petoskey Salvation Army, simply text SAPET to 41444, visit SAPetoskey.org, or send a check or money order made out to The Salvation Army to 712 Pleasant Street, Petoskey, MI 49770. For more information about our ministry and programs, please visit SAPetoskey.org or call us at (231) 347-3531.