LETTER: United Way always a strong partner with Salvation Army

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I am writing you today to encourage your readers to support the United Way of Perry County during their fundraising campaign.

The Salvation Army Perry County Service Extension unit is proud to be a United Way of Perry County partner. The primary goal of The Salvation Army Service Extension Program is to provide emergency financial assistance to people in need throughout the community. The funds allocated to our program by the UWPC, combined with other money raised through our kettle fundraising campaign, allow our local office to offer financial assistance for basic needs such as medical, food, energy, rent, and transportation expenses. The volunteers also work with other community agencies to refer clients to additional resources in the community that can help them overcome barriers that might have led to their need for emergency assistance.

In addition to conducting the Emergency Assistance Program, we provide many indirect services in the Perry County community. These indirect services include the Tools for School program – free backpacks and school supplies for low-income children; the League of Mercy Program – nursing home holiday gift and visitation program; Camp Hidden Falls – free residential summer camp for children; and, when needed, emergency disaster services.

The Perry County Service Extension program helps to form an important network of support with the community. Though the program, we help break down barriers and meet the needs of people who might otherwise fall through the cracks.

We greatly appreciate the support our programs have received from the UWPC. With their support, we will be able to continue “Doing the Most Good” for Perry County residents for a long time to come.

Perry County Service Representative