WE know there are tons of ministries, non-profit organizations, and other service providers who help those in need all over the Gulf Coast every day! But YOU might not know about them! That's why we present the 88.3 WAY-FM Service Spotlight! Each month we will highlight an organization in the Gulf Coast who are changing lives in our very community. You can learn more about each organization and how you can get involved!
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December's Service spotlight is on
The Salvation Army
There are ten two-bedroom apartments available for families that are homeless or in transitional crisis. Programming assists clients in setting goals to overcome factors beyond their immediate control. The program provides a real life training ground for self-sufficiency, budget management and home economic skills. Program participants may stay at the facility for up to six months, although each client's case is evaluated for progress on a regular basis.
Emergency Disaster Services:
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services program (EDS) seeks to provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort in times of disaster. Our disaster volunteers are trained to assist in all kinds of emergencies by providing food, clothing, shelter or financial resources to those affected by such calamity. Working with local emergency management and other community disaster organizations, The Salvation Army collaborates to provide the best possible services to those in need.
Individuals and families are provided with food and articles of clothing based on need and situation. Homeless individuals without the means to cook are given ready-made food. Clothing articles are distributed based on seasonal weather changes or life changes, such as the release of an individual from incarceration. Clients are interviewed to assess whether their need is chronic and referrals to other available programs of The Salvation Army or the community is indicated.