After the holiday season some people think The Salvation Army takes a break. But nothing could be further from the truth. Every day The Salvation Army of Greensboro is there to assist those in need with food, clothing and emergency assistance.
In 2015, thanks to the support of the community, The Salvation Army of Greensboro provided life-saving services to more than 21,000 individuals and families in desperate need. With the slow comeback of the economy and the recent food stamp budget cuts, the most vulnerable among us are still at-risk; nearly half of all Americans now rate as poor or low-income according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
“With persistently high unemployment, rising living costs and stagnating wages, there are many in our community who are hurting,” says Major Don Vick, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of Greensboro. “Our goal is to raise $58,000 in the next 30 days." We want to be ready to respond to those who need our help in 2016 and, with the support of our friends in Greensboro, we will.”
What will $58,000 do? The money raised will make an impact by:
- Providing assistance for rent, and utilities to individuals and families in desperate need through the Center of Hope’s Crisis Assistance program.
- Making grocery bags available at the Center of Hope’s Food Pantry to feed hungry men, women and children here in Greensboro.
- Providing safe shelter for men, women and families at the Center of Hope.
- Empowering youth to succeed through The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club after school and summer programming.
As long as there are neighbors in need with nowhere else to turn, The Salvation Army of Greensboro will not rest.