Late on a Friday afternoon, the phone rang at The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem. A teenage girl was calling on behalf of her mom.
“Do you have a food pantry? My mom is disabled, we don’t have transportation, and we are nearly out of food. We need help,” she explained.
Upon arrival, they found that the family included the mother and three children, one of whom was a young girl with autism. The mom said the girl was in the habit of going to the refrigerator for snacks and for the last couple days had become very agitated when she found the refrigerator was empty.
The Salvation Army will continue to answer the call, because as long as the need exists so does the work of our organization. In this time of national emergency, social distancing, fear, and uncertainty, it is more important than ever that the most vulnerable of our neighbors know they have a trusted place they can rely upon. The Salvation Army will always be ready to listen and to serve when the call comes in.
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