All Derrick wanted was to be a good husband and father. But he felt like he was failing.
He’d fallen on hard times. He had a job, but his hours were decreased, and then he took ill and was unable to work for eight days.
“We were barely making ends meet before the hours were reduced,” he says. “Suddenly I was unable to pay all the bills. And then when I became ill it became worse and I fell behind on my utility bill and received a disconnect notice. I barely could afford the rent and food for my wife and children.”
But, thanks to you, Derrick got the help he needed at The Salvation Army just in time.
“My electricity heat was about to be shut off, and they helped me,” he says. “They supplied helped us with our utility bill, and then they give us food, diapers, and wipes for my kids. Thankfully The Salvation Army and their caring staff were there. They helped keep my family from being homeless. Our difficulty could have easily become bigger.”
Today, Derrick and his wife are providing fully for his family. “We’re not only doing better now,” he says. “We are also able to save a few dollars each pay. And every chance I get, I’m going to help The Salvation Army by volunteering. They helped us in a difficult moment and kept it from becoming even worse.”
Now he makes sure to encourage others: “Donate what you can. You’re not just helping one person, you’re helping your entire community, one person at a time.”
Thank you for supporting Derrick and his family! Your kindness and generosity are helping our whole community, one person at a time.