16,848,216 tangible items
of clothing, furniture, and gifts
to families in need in 2018.
With 15% of our country’s homeless population considered chronically homeless, 50 million Americans facing food insecurity on a daily basis, and 14% of Americans living below the poverty line, there are millions of people in need of The Salvation Army’s assistance. That’s why we continue to offer “hand-up” programs such as utility assistance, transportation services, and subsidized child care to families fighting to rise above homelessness and poverty. In 2018, that meant providing social services to more than 14 million people dedicated to moving from simply “surviving” to fully thriving as they win their battles to make ends meet.