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February 03, 2014

Lives Touched: 2013 Community Impact


• 2,126 families received emergency basic needs assistance including rent, utility, and food boxes


• 188,931 meals were served to the homeless


• 1,527 clothing vouchers were issued


• 203 families received furniture vouchers (includes burnout victims and homeless families moving into housing)


• 4,587 hygiene kits were distributed


• 652 families received utility (electric, heat, and water) assistance


• 232 families received rent assistance (preventing eviction)


• 1,242 families received food boxes (does not include Christmas)


• 87 children and youth enjoyed Salvation Army summer camp for a week


• 248 children received new, well-fitting clothes, shoes, and school supplies through the Clothes for Kids program


• 25 students in grades 2-5 who had fallen behind in their reading ability sharpened their skills as a result of the Leveraging Literacy afternoon reading program (2012 school year = 11 students; 2013 school year = 14 students)


• 4,108 children were given new gifts for Christmas


• 1,832 families received Christmas assistance


• 3,012 food boxes were distributed to families at Christmas


• $119,283.33 was contributed to social service programs by the Family Store


• 10,246 volunteer hours were recorded


• 2,468 total Sunday School attendance


• 3,548 total Sunday Morning Worship Service attendance


• 1,213 total Sunday Evening Worship Service attendance


• 1,545 total Wednesday Evening Bible Study attendance


• 2,781 visitation hours were logged by Salvation Army officers visiting 5,808 total persons at the VA and rest homes


• 70 children and youth attended Vacation Bible School

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