Press Release – March 27, 2014
Need Knows No Season
As a long and cold winter is coming to an end, The Salvation Army is looking forward to the programming offered throughout the year. Not only seasonal, but continuous services are available to the community.
“The money we raise over the holidays does not only go to our Christmas assistance programs, but also funds our services to those in need throughout the year.”, states Major Harold Poff, Allen County Coordinator. “During times of emergency, and during times of hardship, The Salvation Army is committed to those in need. In order to do this we need the support of individuals who are willing and able in our community.”
In 2013, we fell short of our Christmas Campaign goal by about $131,000. We would like to tell the community what we have done with their generous donations, and ask for their continued support as we are determined to keep services available to our neighbors.
Social Services – provides emergency financial assistance for rent/mortgage payments, utility bills, food, clothing, transportation and other emergency needs. In 2013, The Salvation Army served 6,722 individuals, providing them with the help they desperately needed.
Christmas programs – provides families with food, as well as clothing and toys for their children. In 2013, The Salvation Army helped 738 families, including 3,066 individuals, have a very Merry Christmas through our various holiday assistance programs.
Tools for School program – provides new school supplies to students of families in need. The Salvation Army provided 1,029 youth with 26,696 school supplies in 2013.
Emergency Disaster Services – provides emergency assistance for victims of natural disasters such as, floods, tornadoes, fires or other unforeseen incidents.
Caring Ministries – provides visitation to patients in nursing homes, hospitals and private homes. Caring Ministries provides comfort to those who are elderly and/or ill.
Youth programs – provide after-school activities, character building, tutoring and summer camps to over 300 youth annually.
“Already this year, we have seen many who will need our help, and so we are asking those who are able to give generously, knowing that it will help their less fortunate neighbors.”
For more information, call: Major Harold Poff, (260) 744-2311
To donate, call (260) 744-2311 or click HERE