Agnes never had to ask for help from anyone.
The product of a generation that believes in hard
work and self-reliance, the determined woman had always done whatever it took
to make ends meet for her family. But now living alone, and on a fixed income,
getting those ends to meet is increasingly difficult.
Equally difficult for Agnes was drumming up the
courage to walk into The Salvation Army and ask for assistance. But she didn’t
know what else to do, and she truly needed help . . .
Else to Turn
So Agnes sat down with one of our counselors,
opened her heart, and began sharing her story.
We learned that Agnes had been relying on her oven
to keep warm. With no other heat source in her home, she would run her oven
with the door open for hours on end. This led to a very high electric bill that
she was unable to pay, not to mention the fact that she was living with an
extremely dangerous fire hazard.
Through the generosity of friends like you, The
Salvation Army was able to pay Agnes’ electric bill to ensure she didn’t lose
power. She also received two heaters to provide her with a safer, more
economical means of warmth. She now uses her oven just for cooking.
for opening your heart to help people like Agnes when they need it the most.
7 Reasons We’re
Grateful for You
“It Was Like The
Salvation Army Was Sent Down from Heaven.”
A Personal Word from Colonel
Steven M. Howard