October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, bringing the scourge of household violence to the forefront of society’s conversations. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an average of 20 people per minute are battered, equating more than 10 million men and women affected by abuse each year.
As Floridians begin recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division deployed nine officers and staff from the Chicago area to assist with relief efforts and develop a long-term recovery strategy. Continue reading “Helping Florida Transition from Disaster Relief to Community Rebuilding”
A package of diapers can make a difference to a parent already struggling to make ends meet. In fact, one in three moms will be forced to choose between buying food for her family or diapers for the baby. Do you know which one she will choose? She’ll buy diapers. Can you guess why? It’s because nearly every community has at least one church or organization that distributes food regularly. But finding free diapers? That is more difficult.
A week after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the sun is finally shining on Texas and water is starting to recede in some areas. The danger, however, is still very serious and the devastation is overwhelming. The Salvation Army has been on the ground since before the hurricane hit land to provide support in the aftermath of this historic storm.
Salvation Army donors are some of the most generous people in the world, and you have stepped up to make sure we are there to help the millions of people affected.
Human trafficking happens every day in every neighborhood, and there are ways you can combat it.