2020 Proves No Match for Americans' Generosity


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Searching for your content... Feb 26, 2021, 13:46 ET "We are deeply grateful that at a time when it was not easy, comfortable, or convenient to give, our partners and the American people came together to answer our call for help," said Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, national commander of The Salvation Army. "It may not have been in everyone's budget, and anyone could easily have looked the other way. Instead, so many reached into their hearts and pockets to meet record levels of need with tremendous generosity." More than 8 million people slid into poverty during the pandemic — the largest increase since the government began tracking the poverty rate 60 years ago.1 Since the beginning of 2020, The Salvation Army has provided an all-time high of services including more than 225 million meals, an additional 1.76 million nights of shelter, and 902,321 instances of emotional and spiritual care to individuals. Several high-profile voices raised awareness about the tsunami of need due to the pandemic in 2020 including former first lady Laura Bush; actress, executive producer and New York Times best-selling author Candace Cameron Bure; television host, author, and activist Karamo Brown; DJ, media personality, record executive, and record producer DJ Khaled; and actors Alexa and Carlos PenaVega. Jerry Jones, Charlotte Jones, Kane Brown, and The Dallas Cowboys showcased #RescueChristmas as part of the 24th annual Red Kettle Kickoff halftime performance on Thanksgiving Day. Since partnering with the team, The Salvation Army and the Cowboys have helped raise over $2.8 billion for the Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign is sustained by the generous support of corporate partners across the country. The pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to normal retail business operations and, thereby, to the possibility of having the annual Red Kettle campaign. Thankfully, Red Kettle partners quickly rededicated themselves to helping The Salvation Army Rescue Christmas for those facing hardship. We want to extend a special thanks to Walmart customers and Sam's Club members who donated $42M online and in person. Customer support at the red kettle included$12.5 million at 2,131 Kroger Co. locations;$5.7 million at 854 Hobby Lobby locations;$1.1 million at 735 Walgreens locations;$771,975 at 381 JCPenney locations;$728,752 at 280 Macy's locations;$671,679 at 336 Food Lion locations;$489,196 at 325 Big Lots locations;$426,941 at 63 Cabela's locations;$453,472 at 58 Bass Pro Shops locations;$421,811 at 72 Rural King locations;$188,674 at 114 Dillard's locations;$25,459 at 13 Bloomingdale's locations;and $22,384 at 12 Mardel locations. Combined, these partners supported red kettles at 10,099 storefront locations across the country, signaling that hope and help would continue despite the pandemic. Their generosity raised $65.5 million for people in need of the $118.9 million raised in total at the red kettles across the country.  From its humble beginnings in 1891 as a Salvation Army captain's startup program in San Francisco, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. It provides Christmas gifts for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry, and countless social service programs year-round. To learn more or make a difference in the lives of those in your community, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. About The Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of "America's Favorite Charities" by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country's largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood. Contact: Katie Wilkinson480-208-0606[email protected] _______________________________1 https://harris.uchicago.edu/files/monthly_poverty_rates_updated_thru_november_2020_final.pdf SOURCE The Salvation Army https://www.salvationarmyusa.org
正在搜索您的内容... 2021年2月26日13:46 ET 救世军全国指挥官肯尼斯·G·霍德专员说:“我们深深感激,在当时付出并不容易、舒适或方便的时候,我们的伙伴和美国人民团结在一起,响应我们的求援呼吁。”“这可能不是每个人的预算,任何人都可以很容易地对此视而不见。相反,如此之多的人伸出他们的心扉和口袋,以巨大的慷慨来满足创纪录水平的需求。” 在大流行期间,800多万人陷入贫困--这是自政府60年前开始跟踪贫困率以来的最大增幅。1自2020年初以来,救世军提供了前所未有的服务,包括超过2.25亿份膳食,新增176万个夜晚的庇护所,以及902321次个人情感和精神关怀。 包括前第一夫人劳拉·布什在内的几位高调人士提高了对2020年大流行病引发的海啸需求的认识;女演员、执行制片人、《纽约时报》畅销书作家坎迪斯·卡梅隆·布雷;电视主持人、作家、活动家卡拉莫·布朗;DJ、媒体人、唱片执行人、唱片制作人DJ Khaled;还有演员Alexa和Carlos Penavega。 杰瑞·琼斯、夏洛特·琼斯、凯恩·布朗和达拉斯牛仔队在感恩节的第24届“红水壶”开球中场表演中展示了《#救援之旅》(#RescuechRistmas)。救世军和牛仔队自与该队合作以来,已为红水壶运动筹款超过28亿元。 救世军的红水壶运动得到了全国各地公司伙伴的慷慨支持。这一大流行病给正常零售业务带来了前所未有的挑战,从而也给开展年度红水壶运动的可能性带来了挑战。谢天谢地,红水壶伙伴迅速重新投入到帮助救世军为那些面临困境的人拯救圣诞节的工作中。 我们要特别感谢沃尔玛的顾客和山姆俱乐部的会员,他们在网上和亲自捐赠了4200万美元。 red kettle的客户支持包括:2,131个Kroger Co.的1250万美元;854个Hobby Lobby的570万美元;735个Walgreens的110万美元;381个JCPenney的771,975美元;280个Macy's的728,752美元;336个Food Lion的671,679美元;325个Big Lots的489,196美元;63个Cabela的426,941美元;58个Bass Pro Shops的453,472美元;72个Rural King的421,811美元;114个Dillard's的188,674美元;13个Bloomingdale's的25,459美元;12个 这些合作伙伴在全国10099个店面为红水壶提供了支持,这表明尽管疫情肆虐,希望和帮助仍将继续。他们的慷慨解囊为全国各地的红水壶总共筹集了1.189亿美元,其中有需要的人筹集了6550万美元。 从1891年作为旧金山救世军上尉启动计划的卑微开始,红水壶运动已经成长为美国最受认可和最重要的慈善运动之一。它为孩子们提供圣诞礼物,为无家可归的人提供外套,为饥饿的人提供食物,并全年提供无数的社会服务项目。 想要了解更多信息或改变你所在社区的人的生活,请访问salvationarmyusa.org。 救世军每年通过一系列社会服务帮助3000多万美国人克服贫困、毒瘾和经济困难。救世军为饥饿的人提供食物,为灾难幸存者提供紧急救济,为吸毒和酗酒的人提供康复服务,为有需要的人提供衣物和住所,在全国各地的7600个活动中心发挥了最大的作用。在《慈善纪事报》首次公布的“美国最受欢迎的慈善机构”名单中,救世军被列为美国最大的私人资助、直接服务的非营利组织。欲了解更多信息,请访问salvationarmyusa.org。在Twitter@SalvationArmyus和#Doingthemostgood上关注我们。 联系人:Katie Wilkinson480-208-0606[电子邮件保护] _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 来源救世军 https://www.salvationarmyusa.org