Salvation Army in CT raises more than $46,000 on Day of Giving for people in need

Connecticut

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The Salvation Army in Connecticut is holding a Day of Giving on Thursday to provide help for those who are feeling hopeless.

They raised more than $46,000 with 120 donations.

News 8 is partnering with the Salvation Army to help with their Day of Giving.

The Salvation Army continues to operate year-round services such as housing assistance for homeless families, veterans, and young adults, as well as emergency assistance for victims of human trafficking.

The Salvation Army also runs food pantries, soup kitchens, clothing programs, and emergency housing. Through the pandemic, a lot of people needed help who have never needed it before.

The service helped more than 150,000 people in Connecticut with rental and utility assistance.

“Gas prices have risen, food costs are up, housing, household supplies, there’s a whole long list we’ve all seen it of items that cost more and families who were barely making ends meet before the pandemic now simply can’t do that,” said Major Debra Ashcraft, a divisional commander with the Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division.

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In 2020, the Salvation Army in CT provided:

  • 1,740,492 Meals were provided
  • 1,562 Individuals were sheltered 
  • 20,661 Nights of shelter provided
  • 7,354 Children were served for Christmas
  • 35,170 Christmas toys were provided

To donate to The Salvation Army’s Restoring Hope Day of Giving and make a difference, you can call 475-207-5501, text Hope4CT to 71777, or visit SalvationArmyCT.org.

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