This statistic might surprise you: 1 out of every 3 homeless people are under the age of 18. This year, 1.6 to 1.7 million youths (under 18 years of age) will experience homelessness.
I know, a little heavy for Monday morning! Facts like these are the very reasons why The Salvation Army strives each day to battle cyclical youth homelessness.
Last week, Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, released its Map the Meal Gap 2012 – a report on the estimates of food insecurity in the…
During times of disaster, The Salvation Army provides relief in the form of warm meals, snacks and beverages to families and individuals who have lost everything. Relief can also mean basic materials such as clothes, blankets, and toiletries. Relief can be as simple as providing a presence, a hug, or a prayer.
Relief can also mean a new home for a family in need!
In 1952, President Truman signed a bill proclaiming the first Thursday in May to be the National Day of Prayer, a day of public thanksgiving and prayer for the nation.
As such, this Thursday, May 3 marks the 61st annual observance of the day on which all people are invited to pray. The 2012 theme is “One Nation Under God” based on Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord.”