Founded in 1865, The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania continues its tradition of providing holistic care for people in need by providing serves ranging from shelter and food to winter coats and afterschool programs. Due to high rates of unemployment and a resulting increase in first-time aid requests, The Salvation Army provided 98,000 more meals and 17,000 more winter coats to individuals in 2010 than in 2009, and anticipates that need will continue to grow.
The Salvation Army aims to raise funds for utility assistance for families facing financial difficulties this winter. The organization pays utility bills to help prevent heat shut-offs, which can severely endanger the safety of low-income residents during the winter months. For $100, The Salvation Army can heat a home for one month. In addition to covering heating costs, The Salvation Army provides the services of caseworkers who work with people to help identify the factors contributing to their financial crises and provide referrals, budget counseling, and emotional support.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help keep homes warm over the winter. If G-Team members raise $400, then The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania can fund utility bill payments to keep the heat on in four families’ homes. Each additional $100 raised will fund a month of heating bills for another home.
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