The Salvation Army of Wake County has announced a new campaign, launching today, themed “Love Beyond.” This new initiative invites all employees, donors, volunteers, and community members who care about alleviating human suffering to join The Salvation Army in helping others, not just during the holiday season, but all year long. It’s a reminder to love others beyond all else without discrimination whatever people’s background, social-economic status, race, gender, or sexual orientation.
The work of the Salvation Army in the community is most widely known for its annual fundraiser, The Red Kettle Campaign, during the holiday season. The iconic red kettles with bell ringing volunteers as well as online red kettle donations are vital for raising funds to support TSA Wake County programs. Although these funds support those in need with food, lodging, and care year-round, research has shown that TSA is often just associated with the holiday season. Through the new “Love Beyond” initiative, TSA Wake County wants to demonstrate that it does not just love and support the community during certain times of the year, but beyond the holiday season, 52 weeks a year.
TSA serves Wake County through multiple programs including children and family homelessness, human trafficking victims assistance, support for families and individuals facing poverty, disaster relief resources, and programs to meet the needs of the community’s youngest citizens. The community can help too by donating to help provide groceries to a family, offer shelter to those in need, give a warm meal to struggling individuals, or help a child complete their homework in after-school programs. By giving monthly donations of $25 or more, supporters will double TSA’s ability to come alongside those striving to make ends meet – and help them win.
“Here at The Salvation Army, love for everybody and of course love of God, drives us to serve individuals and families far beyond consideration for people’s background, socio-economic status, creed, race, gender, or sexual orientation. The Salvation Army accepts all for who they are, without discrimination or judgement to fulfil our mission of “Doing The Most Good”, said Major Chuck Whiten, area commander of The Salvation Army of Wake and Lee Counties. “Our love goes beyond differences, generations, hunger, loneliness, addiction and more. The Salvation Army believes that together we can make a difference, and we are looking forward to partnering with the community to bring this campaign to life and bring love and connection locally.”
Supporters can now pledge $25 or more a month to assist The Salvation Army og Wake County in its mission by signing up here. One-time donations are also welcomed via the online donation platform. Every donation provides help and hope to those in need, and all gifts stay within the Wake County community.
The Salvation Army has served Wake County for the past 135 years and has always supported the most vulnerable in our community. For more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, visit www.wakearmy.org or call 919-834-6733.