“You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their
distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.”
- Isaiah 25:4
In troubled times, we seek refuge – an escape from the world that’s crashing down around us, a sanctuary from our sufferings, a haven of strength and healing. And for millions of men, women, and children throughout the country, that refuge is The Salvation Army.
Altogether, The Salvation Army served more than 30 million Americans in 2012, all thanks to the generosity of our donors.
Across the country, The Salvation Army was a Refuge of Comfort for homeless families, a Refuge of Encouragement for students in after-school programs, a Refuge of Renewal for those in the grip of addiction, and a Refuge of Love for inner-city youth experiencing the joys of summer camp for the first time.
The needs this year were just as numerous and diverse as the people served. But The Salvation Army is unique in that it meets people right where they are, helping them overcome their specific hardships.