97.3 KISS FM in Savannah and The Salvation Army of Coastal Georgia are teaming up to raise money for those in need this holiday season! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year looks a bit different. The Salvation Army of Coastal Georgia is going from 42 down to less than 26 kettle locations this year. This year they are pushing for contactless donations.
Based on the increase in services already provided in response to the pandemic, the organization could serve up to 155 percent more people in 2020 with Christmas assistance, including putting food on the table, paying bills, providing shelter and helping place gifts under the tree - assuming the resources are available.
We're asking for your help in raising money to continue to provide services for those in need in the Savannah community. Please consider making a donation to our virtual kettle. Anything donation counts and is much appreciated!
The Salvation Army in Savannah offers year-round services/programs including but not limited to:
· Emergency Shelter
· Drug/Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation
· Rent Assistance, Utilities Assistance
· Clothing & Food Assistance
· Disaster Relief Services
· After School Tutorial
· Youth and Adult Character-Building Programs
· Summer Day Camp
· Older Adult Ministries
Pathway of Hope
The Pathway of Hope initiative is an approach launched by The Salvation Army to provide targeted services to families with a desire to take action to break the generational cycle of crisis and enable a path out of poverty. It is rooted in a case management approach, focusing on client needs through a strength-based lens.
Targeting families with children came from the desire to have an intergenerational impact on poverty. By positively influencing the lives of parents, the Salvation Army can create better living conditions for children. Influencing children in their development years is crucial, as studies show that children who spend more than half of their life in poverty are 32 times more likely to be in poverty as an adult.
· Holiday meals- open to public
· Angel Tree/Holiday Hope/Toys for Tots- Toys for children whose families are struggling
· Food Distribution to Families & Older Adults