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2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

The Salvation Army strives to do the most good in every community we call home. In central Indiana, this includes a wide variety of programs, facilities and services that help individuals and families who are struggling. In the 2014 Annual Report for The Salvation Army of Central Indiana you’ll find inspiring success stories, financial data, program statistics and much more. You’ll...

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A Tank Full of Hope

A Tank Full of Hope

On any given day, there are around 6,000 homeless men, women and children living in Indiana. While many are able to find shelters or temporary housing, one of the biggest challenges that they face is lack of transportation. This is a barrier to getting job training, applying for social services, and finding employment. For one Salvation Army client, it almost cost her the chance to get her life...

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Fueled by Faith

Fueled by Faith

The nation’s unemployment rate continues to fall, but hidden behind that statistic is the fact that more and more Americans are finding themselves underemployed. This was just the case for John, a young man from Starke County who had moved back in with his parents when he couldn’t find employment in his line of work. John’s father, Frank, hadn’t worked for five years because of health...

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Homeless, Not Hopeless

Homeless, Not Hopeless

In January 2014, the State of Indiana conducted a point-in-time count of the homeless population in our state. The startling results illustrate the effects of high unemployment, mental illness and domestic abuse on Hoosiers. Almost 6,000 men, women and children were found to be homeless, including 710 veterans and 1,277 children under the age of 18. The silver lining of the report was that 93%...

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Giving Back: Khari’s Story

Giving Back: Khari’s Story

A chance conversation brought Khari to The Salvation Army for the first time. He was looking for something to do after school when a group of kids mentioned The Salvation Army. Khari didn’t know anything about the Eagle Creek Corps Community Center, but liked the idea. “They said it was free,” Khari recalls. “Just sign your name in and play basketball, so I was like, ‘Okay, let’s...

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