(Memphis) For every bell that rings at Salvation Army kettles, there is a life touched.
And every donation means more lives can be reached.
It’s why so many find it so easy to reach out and help.
“It’s not hard to do especially when people are standing outside when it’s cold, ringing the bells. This is easy. This is the easy part,” says Angie Brittain of East Memphis.
Stacie Glover doesn’t have to wonder if the dollars are making a difference.
She and her children stayed at the Salvation Army Shelter in 2002 after she became addicted to drugs and her life was spiraling out of control.
“They helped me see I could live a life without drugs and alcohol. They loved me until I could love myself. They taught me how to parent, how to have healthy relationships, taught me a closer relationship with God,” says Glover.
She was so grateful that in 2009 she came back to the Salvation Army as an employee, working in the same Renewal Program that renewed her own life, helping other women find hope.
“Every little bit helps. It makes a world of difference in every one of those ladies’ lives and their children’s lives,” says Glover.
“I think they need help and we are gonna just have to get out and do it. People give a little bit of pocket change you know,” says Darryl Johnson of East Memphis.
“The Salvation Army is still fighting the good fight,” says Glover.
There is so much need in our community and the Salvation Army is the largest provider of shelter and services for homeless women and children in Memphis.
Now they need you to help them reach even more families and keep the work going.
The bell ringing campaign continues through December 24, Christmas Eve.