Salvation Army Week Begins

Courtesy Photo by Jennifer Schmidt, Captain of the
Navarro County Salvation Army.

Corsicana Mayor Don Denbow presented The Salvation Army of Navarro County a proclamation to kick off National Salvation Army Week.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 40 million Americans live in poverty, and millions more live near the poverty line. Approximately half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and one-third of adults between 18 and 64 live in low-income households. And after a year of devastation due to the COVID pandemic, the need is greater than it has ever been.
The Salvation Army operates more than 7,500 centers in communities just like the one here in Corsicana, across the United States, high-quality data on a wide variety of poverty-related social services. The first multi-dimensional measure of human need based on objective data from a nonprofit on the front lines of providing social services, the Human Needs Index serves as a powerful tool to track basic human need, with different indicators and less lag time than conventional government data.
There are many ways to give to The Salvation Army to help sustain crucial services in your community, including:
• Financial donations
• Donations of household goods, clothing, furniture, and even vehicles
• Become a fundraiser
• Give a sustaining monthly donation
• Donations of mutual funds, bonds, and stocks
• Planned giving, wills, and gift annuities
• Airline mile donations
• Become a corporate partner
• Volunteer
Captain Jennifer Schmidt stated, “We are very excited to be celebrating National Salvation Army week. The Salvation Army has been serving Corsicana and Navarro County for 126 years. We invite the community to help us Celebrate this by joining us in of of the many events we have going on this week. Tuesday, Chick-fil-A Corsicana will donate a portion of the proceeds of all mobile orders for the Mission of the Salvation Army. Be sure to leave in the comments “Spirit Day” for it to apply.”
Wednesday is an opportunity to show support with “Show Your Shield” sport a Salvation Army shield (stickers available at the Salvation Army office). Thursday is a special $1 clothing sale at the Store, and all tagged clothing- excluding white tags, will be one dollar. Friday – Dickey’s will donate a portion of their proceeds when you mention The Salvation Army as part of their BBQ for a cause. Saturday at the Pocket Park on Beaton, near Pink Peony, The Salvation Army Corsicana will be serving free Lemonade from 10 AM- 2 PM, as well as sharing information about all the programs and services the Salvation Army offers, including our summer camp and youth programs. Next Thursday, May 19 Applebee’s will be donating a portion of their meals receipts as part of their “Dine to Donate” program.

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