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We fight poverty with love.

We Fight Poverty With Love.

Through programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army alleviates the symptoms of poverty, then works to address the root issues that cause it.

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46.7 million Americans live below the poverty line. 60 million more live one crisis away.

Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there than their more fortunate peers.

The Salvation Army is active in every zip code in America to feed, shelter, assist and equip the poor.

Poverty is often the result of, and catalyst for, chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids, and various forms of abuse. These interconnected issues continue year after year and generation after generation. That’s why we work to meet the needs of the whole person through short- and long-term assistance. Through programs that serve the body, mind and soul, we alleviate the symptoms of poverty, then work to address the root issues that cause it. This holistic approach helps create sustainable change in millions of lives, every single day.

Poverty doesn't have to be permanent. You can help.

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The Salvation Army helps
overcome poverty through:

Food

We have an emergency food pantry available for those who live in our service area. Because each town has a monthly pantry for residents, our pantry is only available to be used once every 90 days per household. If you are in need of a monthly pantry Milton residents can use The HandUp Foundation, Lewisburg Residents would go to First Baptist Church on the corner of Third and St. Louis Streets, and Watsontown residents would go to Neighbors helping Neighbors at the Delaware Township building.

Utilities

We help with electric and gas bills that are in jeopardy of being terminated. We have a $200 maximum that we help with for any utility and assistance can be provided one time per year for each household. In order to apply for assistance with a utility you must be able to provide one months income, your most recent utility bill, your shut off notice, and a valid photo identification.

Fuel/Heating

We help with heating oil or propane from November 1 - March 31. In order to receive help for heat you must apply through your County Assistance Office for the LIHEAP Program first and have used that assistance. In order to apply for heating assistance you must provide a valid photo identification, proof of one months income, your LIHEAP acceptance or denial letter from the assistance office, and the name, address, and phone number for the company you use for heat.

Rent

We help with rent for those in our service area who are in jeopardy of being evicted from their home. We can help with up to $200 to keep you in the home you are currently living in. We DO NOT assist with first months rent or security deposits. In order to receive assistance with rent you would need to provide a valid photo identification, proof of one months income, an eviction notice from your landlord, and a copy of your lease.

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Poverty impacts the most vulnerable.

21% (15.5 million) of children under age 18 live in poverty.

10% (4.6 million) of seniors over age 65 live in poverty.

29% (4 million) of those living with a disability live in poverty.

6% (1.2 million) of veterans live in poverty.

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Childhood poverty is an epidemic.

Among the 35 wealthiest countries in the world, the United States has the 2nd-highest child poverty rate – One out of every five children lives below the poverty line.

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Poverty is costly to society.

14.8% of Americans – and 21% of the nation's children - currently live in poverty.

Childhood poverty, alone, costs the United States $500 billion a year. (That’s 4% of our nation’s GDP.)

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The Salvation Army exists
to pave a way out of poverty.

Watch how we work to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.


Other ways we meet need

Social Services
Veterans
Local Disaster Services
Youth Programs
Worship Services
Elderly Care
Christmas Assistance
Music Programs
Adult Programs
Take the Plunge
Digital Learning Program