23 December 2013

The Salvation Army in western Washington is honored to participate in the Fund for the Needy campaign of The Seattle Times. This annual campaign raises money from the newspaper’s readers, and distributes the money to twelve social service agencies. 

The Salvation Army has been a recipient of funds from the campaign since its inception in 1979. This ongoing partnership is valuable to The Salvation Army, as it provides important funds for the “winter relief” program. This time of year, many families struggle to make ends meet. This program helps in many important ways:

  • Rent Assistance – Helping families stay in their homes is a year-round goal of The Salvation Army. During winter months, it is especially important that families are safe at home.
  • Utility Assistance – Helping families maintain their water and power services is crucial during the winter months. The Salvation Army seeks to help struggling families maintain basic amenities, including electricity, gas, and water.
  • Grocery and Food Assistance - The Salvation Army helps struggling families keep food on the table, and many of our locations offer food pantries and/or community meals throughout the year. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, we provide food boxes, grocery cards, or celebratory meals to our neighbors who need help. 
  • Christmas Gifts for Kids – The Salvation Army wants every child to know the joy of Christmas. Through the generosity of donors in the community, toys are shared with families who can’t afford to buy gifts.  

Throughout the Fund for the Needy campaign, the partner agencies are featured in The Seattle Times, so readers can learn more about the recipients of the donations. Click HERE to read the recent story about The Salvation Army. 

It’s not too late to contribute to the Fund for the Needy. As of December 23, readers had contributed $546,805 to the campaign – about 50% of the goal. Click HERE to learn more about the project and make a donation.