Jennifer never dreamed she and her three young children would be spending their Christmas holiday fleeing for safety from her abusive husband.
But when his violence turned toward the kids, she knew she couldn’t wait. She loaded up a moving truck with what belongings she could manage, grabbed the children, and hit the road.
Along the way, Jennifer pulled into a truck stop to change her babies’ diapers. While there, her wallet was stolen, leaving her penniless and in tears. With no one to turn to for help, she called The Salvation Army.
Broke, and Broken Hearted
Thanks to the support of caring people like you, we were able to provide Jennifer and her kids with a safe place to hunker down for Christmas. They had warm beds, hot meals, and the kids even received gifts to open on Christmas morning.
Maybe most important, Jennifer found strength in the compassion she and her children received — and a renewed hope that everything would be OK.
Thank you for opening your heart and reaching out to families like Jennifer’s during their dark hour. You are a tremendous blessing to them and to all of us here at The Salvation Army.