Letter From a Grateful Mom: "You Made My Life Smile Again!"

Nov 10, 2020

Recently, we received a heartwarming letter from a single mother expressing thanks for assistance given after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. She was so thankful for how The Salvation Army Pontiac Corps Community Center helped her family with rent and food assistance, she handwrote a letter to tell us just how much she appreciated everything. We are humbled by the fact that she also said she would like the letter to be shared publicly as a testament to how we serve the community:

When this virus hit the US, it changed my life and my children’s lives. I was left with no job, no money, and no food to feed my family. I didn’t know what to do. Rent was due, and we were hungry. I started to panic and worry; I was depressed thinking about how to make ends meet. I called family members to ask for help, but nobody could help me. I had to look elsewhere because I needed help, so I called The Salvation Army Pontiac Corps Community Center. I was praying hard for someone to reach out and help my family. I even asked to work at the facility I called. Because of my situation, I was desperate.

The Salvation Army called me with the response I needed – they said they could help my family! I was so thankful to hear that they could help with food and money for my rent. I am so thankful for the rent relief. The Salvation Army has been a blessing. Thank you for working with the community and for helping my family! You made my life smile again!

Always appreciated,
Loskishia Estell

If you would like to help us assist for families like Loskishia's as metro Detroit enters the holiday season, please donate or volunteer as a bell ringer.

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