ALEXANDRIE, Virginia, September 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – With the resurgence of the pandemic and just 100 days to Christmas, the organization is preparing for another difficult season of need. As millions of people continue to fight the effects of pandemic poverty, The Salvation Army calls on everyone to help individuals and families overcome the threat of eviction this holiday season.
Social service organizations like The Salvation Army have worked tirelessly to provide help and hope since the start of the pandemic, but the needs are increasing again this holiday season due to the threat of evictions and a resurgent pandemic.
About 1.2 million Americans say they are very likely to be deported in the next two months due to non-paymentI. With slow distribution of federal funding, families could be evicted before help arrives.
The Salvation Army has already distributed more than $ 200 million in direct financial assistance to help people stay in their homes in 2021, after receiving more requests for financial assistance in the first six months of the year than in 2020 as a whole.
As the largest private social service provider in the country, The Salvation Army has been steadfast on the front lines of need to ensure that hope continues. Now the organization estimates that it will need $ 175 million – almost 50% more than raised by Red kettles in 2020 – to help individuals and families stay in their homes during the holiday season.
“Pandemic poverty is a threat that continues to knock on the doors of millions of our neighbors in need,” said the Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, national commander of the Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army continues to serve families who have never needed our help before, so we ask everyone to help this holiday season. With the support of a generous public, we can keep families in their homes and ensure that hope continues during what has been a difficult year. ”
Since the start of the pandemic, the Salvation Army has provided more than 225 million meals, $ 81 million in assistance to public services, and $ 61.5 million in rent and mortgage assistance.
More than ever, the Salvation Army needs everyone’s help. The following options are available for those who wish to support their neighbors in need:
- Join the Army of Love with a supporting gift from 25 $ per month
- Contact your local Salvation Army to register as a volunteer in a Red kettle or distribute Angel tree gifts to children in need
- The Salvation Army applies national security protocols to all Red kettles ensure the safety of ringers, donors and partners
- Donate digitally with Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal and Venmo to any Red kettle Across the country
- Donate cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum for the very first year
- Ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying “Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army,” then specifying the amount
- Donate any amount by texting “KETTLES” to 51555
- Providing new toys and clothing through the Salvation Army Angel Tree for local children from families in need
Each donation advances hope for those in need, and all donations remain in the community in which they are offered. Visit Salvation ArmyUSA.org to donate or find out more about how you can help this year.
If you need services or know someone in need, visit Salvation ArmyUSA.org to find a location near you.
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, drug addiction, and economic hardship each year through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for those in need, the Army of the Hi is doing the most good in 7,600 operations centers across the country. In the very first list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the largest privately funded nonprofit organization in the world. country. For more information visit Salvation ArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.
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