GREENVILLE, S.C. - (September 16, 2021) – With the resurgence of the pandemic and just 100 days until Christmas, the organization is digging in for another challenging season of need. As thousands of people continue to struggle with the impacts of pandemic poverty, The Salvation Army of Greenville is calling on everyone to help individuals and families overcome the threat of eviction amid the holiday season.
Social services organizations like The Salvation Army have worked tirelessly to provide help and hope since the pandemic started, but needs are increasing again this holiday season because of the threat of evictions and a resurging pandemic.
The Salvation Army is steadfast on the frontlines of need to ensure hope marches on. The organization estimates it will need close to $250,000 to keep individuals and families in their homes this holiday season in Greenville.
“With the resurgence of COVID-19, The Salvation Army of Greenville anticipates requests for service to significantly increase this holiday season,” said Major Andrew Kelly, local Area Command Officer for The Salvation Army. “With the public’s generosity, The Salvation Army will continue to provide help and hope to more than 500 individuals and families in need.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, The Salvation Army of Greenville has provided 57,002 meals, 804 food boxes, 864 emotional and spiritual care sessions, 19,656 nights of shelter, and $505,397 in rent and utility assistance. Now more than ever, The Salvation Army needs everyone’s help. The following options are available for those wishing to support their neighbors in need:
• Enlist in Love's Army with a sustaining gift of $25 per month https://app.mobilecause.com/f/19j4/n?vid=lmfkt
• Visit https://timecounts.org/the-salvation-army/opportunities/events and sign up to volunteer at a red kettle or distribute Angel Tree gifts to children in need
o The Salvation Army is applying national safety protocols at all red kettles to ensure the safety of bell ringers, donors, and partners
• Donate digitally with Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Venmo at any red kettle across the country
• Donate cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum for the first year ever
• Ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying, "Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army," then specifying the amount
• Give any amount by texting "KETTLES" to 41444
• Provide new toys and clothing through The Salvation Army Angel Tree for local children of families in need
Every donation helps hope march on for those in need, and all gifts stay within the community in which they are given. Visit SalvationArmyUSA.org to donate or learn more about how you can help this year.
If you need services or know someone in need, then visit https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/greenvillesc/home/ to find a location near you.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships 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 people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.
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