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Salvation Army starts new funding program

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware has launched a new funding initiative, “Here. For Good.” This appeal will address the short and long-term needs of those who live in the communities that The Salvation Army serves in both states.

“As we emerge from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army is not packing up and leaving. We are immersed in communities, serving on the front lines, and committed to helping those in need as The Salvation Army has done for over 140 years,” said Lt. Col. Larry Ashcraft, divisional commander, The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

“Quite frankly, we are Here. For Good. And we will do all that we can to help. Some of our clients are in danger of losing their homes and others can’t afford to pay for lifesaving medication. Many people can’t scrape enough together to pay their electricity bills, and the list goes on,” Ashcraft said.

“The stories that we’re hearing across both states are heartbreaking. That’s why we are seeking assistance from generous donors and corporate partners to help us raise the necessary funding to meet the many crucial needs in our communities.”

With 40+ million additional Americans recently joining the ranks of the unemployed, The Salvation Army is expecting an onslaught of requests once statewide moratoriums on eviction and foreclosures are lifted. All assistance delivered by The Salvation Army will be tailored to meet the direct needs of each community served. The Salvation Army will connect the individual to a wide network of partners within their community that have been identified as capable of assisting with case-specific needs.

“Our staff members have listened to, and prayed with, more than 35,000 people since mid-March, logged more than 136,000 hours serving on the front lines, and distributed more than 5.7 million meals in Pennsylvania and Delaware. We can’t do what we do without the help of community members. Please consider supporting our ‘Here. For Good.’ initiative. The Salvation Army’s ultimate success with such a large-scale endeavor is dependent on the additional funding necessary to provide individuals and families with recovery assistance in both the short and long-term,” said Ashcraft.

For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyPA.org