When most people think of The Salvation Army in , they may think of the bright red kettle and the cheerful bell ringers during the holiday season. The holidays would not be the same without this familiar scene.
I personally have a Salvation Army Store near me in and they are always very happy to accept any donations.
Disaster Relief: The Salvation Army in is often one of the first responders to deliver help to people who are affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural and man-made disasters. Federal, state, and local governments officially recognize this organization across the country as a sanctioned disaster relief and assistance organization. In addition, the Salvation Army helped to develop the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Response Framework.
Prisoner Rehabilitation: The Salvation Army makes cooperative arrangements with prison, probation, and parole officials throughout the United States, playing an increasing role in prison rehabilitation and crime prevention. In some areas, prisoners are paroled to the direct custody of The Salvation Army. Some of the services include Bible correspondence courses, pre-release job-training programs, employment opportunities (working with parole office personnel), living necessities, and spiritual guidance to both prisoners and their families. Counseling and emergency assistance is also available to crime victims through The Salvation Army in .
The Salvation Army thrift store in stock items both brand new and used that are donated from people or retails stores
If the thought of shopping at a thrift store in repulses you, like it used to me, just look at it this way, many of the thrift stores items are brand new – name brand clothes etc. that are donated to the store and are no different than buying them from the store retail.
Another way you can support the Salvation Army is via car donation in . Even if you are thinking of scraping your car consider this as an option. Remember the Salvation Army hours in are 24/365 and this takes a vast amount of money and resources to support their efforts.
So search out your local thrift store locations, find out where the Salvation Army store in is located and try to make a regular vest to drop unwanted things up and see if you can spend just a few dollars to help them out as you never know when you might need them.
The Salvation Army in is a but like a new baby puppy, not just for Christmas although we all love them at Christmas but there for life, they will always be there if you need them so just occasionally give them a thought please?