Major Timothy Sheehan, Delaware State Coordinator for The Salvation Army discussed the programs and services offered by our Salvation Army.
After a discussion on their London founding at the Blind Beggar Pub where William Booth and his wife Catherine realized that they could better help those in need by going to where they were, Major Tim described how that work continues within the community it serves. He discussed the ongoing effects of the pandemic and the hurricane on our local economy, the continuing housing problems and the food insecurity many working families face. He described their programming, from birth through old age they are there with daycare and after school programs, camps and mentoring, job services, emergency shelter and support for addiction and mental health issues. We discussed the Restoration Now program, working to aid those affected by human trafficking. We talked about their ongoing ‘Love Beyond’ campaign, the need for love and charity extends throughout the year and he reminded us that funds raised stay in Delaware. A $25 donation to The Salvation Army helps provide a child in need a safe place to stay, $50 helps feed 39 hungry stomachs, $100 can provide three nights of shelter for someone in need and a $500 donation helps provide a month of meals for a Delaware family of four.