Christmas Assistance Flyer - 2017

Salvation Army Story No. 4: Kenny

When Kenny’s mother passed away in 2010, life spiraled out of control. Kenny engaged heavily into drugs; selling and using. Tired of drugs and to serve a lesser jail sentence, Kenny entered the Adult Rehabilitation Center.

“It had to be God who sent me to The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center,” said Kenny. “Everything fell into place.” It was in the Family Store that Kenny found his love again with the saxophone. “The saxophone reminded me of the first one my mother brought me. I ordered a kit and fixed it up and worked just as good as the one I had before,” said Kenny.

He now practices with ARC Jazz Band every week after work as well as goes to church. “I want to be a good Christian,” said Kenny. “I haven’t had drugs or a drink in three years. Alcohol doesn’t phase me.”

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Has your life been touched by The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command? If so, submit a short narrative to Melissia.Medel@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Past Salvation Army Stories

Salvation Army Story No. 1: Emily

Salvation Army Story No. 2: Maria 

Salvation Army Story No.3: Norman

Salvation Army Story No. 3: Norman

 

Salvation Army Story No. 3: Norman

Norman came to The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command for assistance with his gas bill. He did not have anyone to ask that could help turn the gas back on.

“My wife was out of work,” said Norman. “I couldn’t keep up the payments by myself.”

A friend referred Norman to The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command.

“He told me that they help people with their gas and electricity, so I went down there with all the paperwork I needed,” said Norman.

Thanks to the diligent and caring case manager, Norman as able to get his gas turned on.

“I really appreciate The Salvation Army,” said Norman. “For just being there.”

Click here for Norman’s Testimony.

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Has your life been touched by The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command? If so, submit a short narrative to Jamila.Walker@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Past Salvation Army Stories

Salvation Army Story No. 1: Emily

Salvation Army Story No. 2: Maria 

Salvation Army Story No.3: Norman

 

 

 

Salvation Army Story No. 2: Maria

Salvation Army Story No.2: Maria

After serving in the Navy for 18 years, Maria was let go due to the downsizing of staff. Months later, Maria found a retail job, however, it was barely enough to make ends meet for herself and her two children.

“I was constantly behind on my bills and I did not know where else to turn,” says Maria. That is when her friend told her about The Salvation Army’s rental assistance program.

Maria met with a case manager and brought in the necessary paperwork in order for the Army to help with one month’s rent.

“The Salvation Army assistance helped my family so much,” says Maria. “The case manager genuinely cared about my circumstances and because of that, I was able to keep a roof over my children’s head. Thank you.”

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Has your life been touched by The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command? If so, submit a short narrative to Jamila.Walker@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Past Salvation Army Stories

Salvation Army Story No. 1: Emily

Salvation Army Story No. 1: Emily

 Salvation Army Story No. 1: Emily

Emily

Emily was involved in a domestic dispute that ultimately forced her out of her apartment. With nowhere to turn, she found herself living in a homeless shelter for six weeks.  While staying at the shelter, Emily found information about The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command’s H.O.P.E. Village Women’s Residence Program.  Days into the program, she knew that it was her saving grace.

”Words cannot express my gratitude for The Salvation Army accepting me into the program. They took me under their wings when I was lost and I am so blessed for everything they have done for me.”

Through the various programs and workshops at H.O.P.E. Village, Emily has been able to secure a job, save money and return back to school. She is thankful to have found The Salvation Army during a stressful time in her life.

”I am forever grateful for everything H.O.P.E. Village has done for me. Thank you so much for all the time and dedication that the staff put in their jobs to make it possible for women like me to get back their feet.”

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Has your life been touched by The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command? If so, submit a short narrative to Jamila.Walker@uss.salvationarmy.org.

 

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