Salvation Army of Augusta hits milestone in helping families find homes

The Salvation Army of Augusta, along with its partner agencies, has already helped more families find homes in 2023 than in the previous two years combined.

The Salvation Army of Augusta has assisted a total of 123 individuals in finding stable housing or reuniting them with their families, including 20 families and 39 children, according to a July 11 news release from the organization.

The Salvation Army of Augusta has been building an effective network of partner agencies and discovering solutions to address the complex challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness.

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“With the increased cost of housing and utilities, taking an individual from homeless to stable housing is an expensive process that requires the non-profit community to work together to find solutions,” said Maj. Jonathan Raymer, area commander of The Salvation Army of Augusta.  “Without our donors supporting the Red Kettle campaign and donating throughout the year, we could not have achieved this amazing number.”

Raymer praised The Salvation Army Center of Hope staff, saying they, “work every day to build a plan for each person they see to get them into permanent housing.  Every case is different, and I couldn’t be prouder of our case workers for achieving this milestone, but unfortunately, the need continues to grow and there is more work ahead of us.”

Securing housing is just one crucial piece of the puzzle in our fight to eradicate homelessness. Homeless prevention programs, providing clothing, meals and shelter are all part of the mission of The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army of Augusta relies on the generosity and support of the Augusta community to provide these emergency services.

Monetary and physical donations, as well as volunteer engagement, are essential for the organization to continue its mission and the progress made thus far.

The Salvation Army of Augusta is currently collecting school supplies. The drive will run throughout July, culminating in a special distribution event at the Center of Hope, where families will receive the donated supplies at our monthly Community to Connection event.

School supplies may be dropped off at Kendrick Paint and Body, 1333 Broad St. , the Center of Hope, the Kroc Center, or any of The Salvation Army’s Family Stores throughout the CSRA, community members can now also contribute to this cause at Kendrick Paint and Body’s facility.

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