Request for Assistance

A couple visits The Salvation Army's Center for Hope in Greenwood for asistance as their unemployment benefits come to an end this week. (photo courtesy WISH-TV8)

The Salvation Army is seeing a dramatic spike in request for assistance as unemployment benefits for many end this week.  At The Salvation Army’s Center for Hope in Greenwood IN, workers went through the July assistance funds in one day in order to meet a 70% increase in request for assistance.  Almost all of the 24 households they served were seeking help for the very first time.

See the story on WISH-TV8

Last night, WISH-TV8 in Indianapolis aired a story about the increase in request for assistance at The Salvation Army in Greenwood.  But Salvation Army service centers throughout the state are seeing similar increases and are also running out of resources in order to meet the increased need.

You can help.  Your generosity can help put food on a table for a family who can’t do so for themselves for the very first time.  To find a Salvation Army near you, visit our Locations Page.  You can contact us and make food or financial donation.  You can also make an Online Donation.  Your donation will be put to use right away to help those in need.

If you would like to become a volunteer for The Salvation Army, contact Elizabeth Wilhelm at 317-224-1010.