How To Give Hope To Millions Of Americans Impacted By COVID-19

May 4, 2020

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How To Give Hope To Millions Of Americans Impacted By COVID-19
With a Gift on Giving Tuesday Now, Help the Country’s Largest Direct Service Charity Provide Critical Hope to Those in Need

WAUWATOSA, WI – On Tuesday, May 5, The Salvation Army and Candace Cameron Bure are asking people to join the Fight for Good by providing hope and help to those impacted by the coronavirus. For millions of Americans experiencing urgent need, The Salvation Army is their first stop for help. In response to this pandemic, The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan has been providing food, safe shelter, and emotional and spiritual support across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. With increased demand for aid expected to continue over the coming weeks, months, and potentially years, ongoing public support will be needed to ensure basic necessities are fulfilled with compassion and dignity.

Although this is an unprecedented time in our history, facing stark realities is not new for The Salvation Army. Throughout its 153-year ministry, it has delivered programming rooted in hope, which is a critical component to overcoming adversity. Serving thousands of people across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan a year, the organization helps families living in poverty battle everyday enemies – today, these enemies are exponentially magnified.

The Greatest Need, Now

A $25 gift of hope will ensure Americans in need have access to 10 meals, immediately. A $25 monthly gift will help provide meals during months when food insecurity is already great. To donate, visit: https://donate.salvationarmywi.org/WUMGivingTuesdayNow

The Greatest Hope, Now

If you’re unable to make a monetary donation or would like to do more on Giving Tuesday Now, The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan encourages us to share hope, together. The goal is to bring our nation together in sending comforting thoughts to those who are struggling, praying for those serving on the front lines, and directing messages of hope to those in need. There are three ways to get involved:

  1. On May 5, visit The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan on Facebook @SalvationArmyWI or Instagram @SalvationArmyWI to post a comment, or simply share your message of hope and encouragement by tagging #10MinutesOfHope.
  2. On May 5, join the Fight for Good Ambassador – actress, executive producer and New York Times best-selling author Candace Cameron Bure – as she calls for messages of hope on her social media channels.
  3. On May 5 at 7:30 p.m., take 10 minutes out of your day for hope:
    • Read positive stories with your family
    • Share thoughts or prayers for those in need
    • Watch The Salvation Army’s Facebook Live video (@SalvationArmyUSA) for spiritual guidance

If you or someone you know needs hope, call The Salvation Army Chaplain Support Line, 888-651-7294 (SAWI), from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, or visit SalvationArmyWI.org to find your local Salvation Army.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter: @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood


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