The holidays can bring added financial and emotional stress for families in need. That's why The Salvation Army has a variety of services to help families and individuals experience the joys of the season.
- Utility Assistance - Helping families maintain their water and power services brings light in more ways than one. Given the added financial burdens that holidays and the changing seasons can bring, The Salvation Army seeks to help struggling families maintain basic amenities.
- Grocery and Food Assistance - The Salvation Army helps struggling families keep food on their table. Hungry people are also welcome to take advantage of the food assistance provided through The Salvation Army's many soup kitchens. In some areas, prepared holiday meals are delivered to those in need or shut-in.
- Other Assistance - Without The Salvation Army and its efforts through the Angel Tree and other programs, many children would be without toys at Christmas. The Salvation Army assists needy families to ensurethat their hardship is not suffered by their children.
- Holiday Events - Holidays provide a sense of joy and tradition. Even in hard times, acknowledging holiday customs may provide a sense of relief and peace. Because of this, The Salvation Army endeavors to spread hope year-round while also acknowledging religious and national holidays.
As a Christian organization, The Salvation Army shares the wonder of God's love with those less fortunate at Christmas as well as Thanksgiving and Easter. Other holiday observances vary in accordance with local culture and customs.
How to Get Help
Salvation Army services vary according to the needs of the local community. For more information on the assistance programs The Salvation Army provides in your area, and for details on how you can sign up, or how you can help others, please use our zip code finder in the left column of this page to locate your nearest Salvation Army Corps Community Center.