Robbie was just 18 years old when he came to a Salvation Army Centre in distress.
His family life had been chaotic and violent, and after being beaten up and threatened with a knife by his stepfather, he left home with only a bagful of clothes. After a fortnight of sleeping rough, Robbie was starving and filthy. It was only when he went to the local council, and they put him in touch with The Salvation Army that he saw a spark of hope. We gave him a meal, a safe place to stay and a helping hand in getting his life back together.
Today, all over the UK, people like Robbie will come to The Salvation Army for assistance. They will see our open door or the light in our window and know that help is at hand. People like Daphne, who was homeless and hungry at the age of 75, and 48-year-old Steve who was wrestling a severe alcohol addiction.
With your support, we can give immediate help to people who have nothing – providing emergency food parcels, good quality second-hand clothes, and a safe refuge for people who have nowhere else to go. Please help us keep our light shining so that no one has to suffer alone.
A gift of:
£29 could meet the cost to run a Salvation Army centre for a day – to keep the door open to vulnerable people.
£45 could provide support and advice for five homeless people in one of our centres.
£100 could provide emergency practical help for four families in crisis.
Please make a donation to our ‘Keep our light shining’ appeal today using our simple, secure online donation form. Alternatively you can call us on 020 7367 4800, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or download our postal form below.