As another year comes to an end, we’ve witnessed a tremendous amount of life transformation at The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. Every day, people are discovering hope, dignity, and a renewed desire to thrive and flourish. Each one is learning anew (or for the first time) that he or she is a person of worth, created in the image and likeness of God.
At our Center of Hope, you’ll find around 350 women and their children experiencing the safety and hope-filled services that will ultimately lead them out of homelessness. Nearly 200 families this past year moved into their own housing, determined to end the cycle.
At our 8 Boys & Girls Clubs, over 500 school-aged children have a positive and safe place to go after school. Club members engage with caring, professional staff and volunteers who help them reach the potential they may not yet see in themselves.
At Booth Gardens, you’ll see 120 senior citizens enjoying a safe and secure place to live – despite their limited income – where they are able to enjoy their later years in a community that promotes dignity and personal worth.
The Adult Rehabilitation Center serves over 100 men battling the bondage of chemical addictions. The program reminds them that they are men of value and worth, and that by the grace of God and the aid of caring professionals, they can escape their bondage and live transformed lives.
I have shared all this to say that without you, our faithful and generous partners, we could not serve as many as we do. As this year comes to close, please know that you have made, and are making, a difference.
I hope as we move towards 2016, we can stand together with all those who come to our doors in need and help them discover for themselves that they too are people of worth and dignity.
Thank you and happy New Year!