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JOHN'S STORY

The Salvation Army is always a friend to people who are in great need. 

Now I’m in a resettlement flat and have my own space with a kitchen, bedroom, and living room."

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We offer support and advice to people who are homeless, food and practical help to people who are hungry, companionship to those who are lonely, and a safe refuge for victims of abuse. 

We didn’t turn away from John

When John was released from prison, he struggled to find a job. He applied for so many roles, answering truthfully when asked about his conviction, but each time he was turned down.

John became more and more disheartened. He had made a terrible mistake, and he was desperate to make amends. But it seemed that no one would take a chance on him.

Thankfully, John was referred to The Salvation Army’s Employment Plus service. We didn’t judge him or turn him away. Instead we got to know him and helped him develop the skills and knowledge he needed for the world of work. He started volunteering for a hospice and was taken on permanently just a few weeks later. John’s new career continues to go from strength to strength. 

Our work never stops

We’re working every day in communities up and down the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland to support people like John. We need your regular support to ensure that we’re always ready to help when people are in greatest need.

Your regular gifts can assist us in so many ways – for example, by helping to keep our community centres open all over the UK so that The Salvation Army can be a refuge and a beacon of hope for everyone and anyone who needs us.

We strive to address the root causes of societies’ problems. Your support will allow our expert staff and volunteers to do this good work 365 days of the year.

What’s more, pledging a regular gift does not commit you if your circumstances change, because you are free to alter or cancel your Direct Debit at any time you want.

A regular Direct Debit of:

 

•    £5 a month could pay for a lonely older person to enjoy lunch and friendship at one of our centres.

•    £10 a month could provide support and advice for a homeless person in one of our centres.

•    £15 a month could help run weekly parent-and-toddler groups where disadvantaged children can play in safety.

If enough people are prepared to support us with a Direct Debit, it will mean that we can look to the year ahead knowing that we will have the funds to carry on our work.

To many, your support will be priceless, so please set up a regular gift today if you can.

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Your giving transforms lives in the communities where we work

1579 families reunited

Our Family Tracing Service accepted 1874 new search requests during 2015

14742 parents & children

Are able to thrive in a safe and supportive environment every week