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But, you can give hope when you help rescue Christmas for those in need.
This year, millions of Americans have been impacted by COVID-19 and are experiencing unprecedented need. The Salvation Army has responded, and will continue to respond, in order to serve the evolving needs of the most vulnerable. As we look ahead to the holiday season, we know the need will only continue to grow, as will the need for financial support.
Facing homelessness with her two daughters, Letitia found shelter for her and her two daughters at Salvation Army's Family Shelter and Women's Residential Services in Detroit, Michigan.
“After the fire, I didn’t have anybody. The Salvation Army was a lifesaver for us.”Read More
She was a successful therapist finishing up her doctoral studies in Chicago, physically active and healthy. But a series of events beyond her control – an injury and the coronavirus – led her to do something she never thought she’d have to – seek help from The Salvation Army.
“To me, The Salvation Army means survival.”Read More
The Johnson County Red Shield Center (Indiana) assisted David in finding housing when he began a new job after several months of unemployment. Continued support from the Red Shield Center ensured a roof over his head.
"I can’t say thank you enough to the Johnson County Red Shield Center for helping me when no one else would.”Read More
Chelsey’s life turned upside down when Minnesota’s stay-at-home order was first issued in March. She was forced to leave her full-time job in retail management to care for and teach her four kids, ages 3 to 11.
“I can’t say where I’d be without the food I’ve been getting from The Salvation Army”Read More
Individuals and families across the Midwest have experience additional hardships as a result of COVID-19:
In these trying times, more people than ever before need hope and healing. To date, more than 800,000 people have received emotional and spiritual care from our trained professionals.
1Pew Research Center
2Wall Street Journal
3MSNBC, Apartment List Survey Aspen Institute
This year, we could see up to a 50% decrease in funds raised through the iconic Red Kettles due to the following reasons caused by COVID-19:
Many places across the country where more than 30,000 Red Kettles are typically put out may no longer be open. Additionally, cancelled fundraising events and market volatility elevate the need for public support in order for The Salvation Army to meet the growing need at Christmas and in 2021.
Thousands of people across the Midwest already rely on the generous donations given in their community, and we want to be able to continue helping them. It will take all of us to do it.
Economic pressures will force millions of parents to choose between things like rent or utilities and buying Christmas presents.
The Salvation Army is working hard to develop creative ways and partnerships that support the most vulnerable in our communities.
We are evolving services in response to COVID-19 to meet the unique needs of each community. This includes drive-through food pickups, communitybased food delivery through canteens, and meals at The Salvation Army.