United Way Grants $30,000 to the Salvation Army
KOKOMO, IN / PRESS RELEASE – United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ Board of Directors has announced a $30,000 grant to help fund Social Services, a program through The Salvation Army.
Donations given through the Annual Fundraising Campaign, both individually and through workplace campaigns make this grant possible. United Ways’ donors support the Salvation Army in providing emergency and essential services such as food, rent and utility assistance to families and individuals in our community.
“We are thankful that our donors help fund emergency and essential service programs to those needing assistance in our community,” said Libby O’Brien, United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties Interim Executive Director. “An emergency looks different to every individual, but when it comes to basic needs such as food and shelter, we’re glad the Salvation Army can assist in getting those families and individuals back on their feet.”
In 2018, the Salvation Army’s pantry served 9,554 individuals or 78% of the food insecure population (According to Feeding America’s food insecure data), helped 51 households with utility assistance, and 10 families stay in their homes when dealing with eviction situations.