From Enterprise Staff
Salvation Army bell ringers will be back at Walmart this year requesting funds to help those struggling in the community. All of the money that is collected locally stays here in Polk County and is administered by local volunteers to help mainly with utility bills and a few other needs that arise. In 2020 there were 333 families served and in 2021 there were 589 families served.
The Salvation Army organization annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. The needs are great and every donation provides help and hope to those in need. All gifts stay within the community in which they are given.
Many of the people who have put money into the kettles in Livingston say they are doing so because Salvation Army has helped them in the past when others did not. Besides donating in the kettles, you may also send a check to P.O. Box 2074, Livingston, TX 77351. Another option is contributing to the local Salvation Army account at First National Bank. You may also go to the website at www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ to contribute and designate for Polk County. Please consider helping locally to Salvation Army for those in need.