Despite decreasing revenues as part of the aftershock of the economic downturn, the New Haven Corps has been able to serve approximately 26,200 meals through its Food Pantry in the past year. Additionally, 840children were helped with diapers through its Diaper Bank; and 94 clients were assisted with utility bills. Furthermore, 160 clothing vouchers were given to fire victims, the homeless, and those recently discharged from jail; 222 families were given gift certificates for Thanksgiving food; 380 families were supplied with gift certificates for Christmas food, 654 children were presented with toys and clothing through the Angel Tree; and 9 families were helped via Adopt-a-Family, being provided with packages of toys, clothing, and groceries to give them happier holidays. 1307 residents of local nursing homes/hospitals were visited and given Christmas gifts. This includes the patients at the VA hospital in West HavenTo demonstrate the continued impact that the New Haven Corps has on the families it serves, what follows is a success story:Last Christmas season, the mother of one of the families who was supported with holiday assistance through "Adopt a Family" was extremely surprised when she came to pick up her items. She hadn't expected even a half of the items she had received. She had thought that this Christmas wouldn't be exciting and joyful for her children and herself, because she had no job, and no income to celebrate this most joyful season of the year. With unexpected excitement and gratitude, tears fell from her eyes. She had no hope before she walked into The Salvation Army's office, but now, for her, everything had changed - she had found hope. Finding hope where none exists is a miracle in and of itself. With the the support of generous donors, The Salvation Army will continue providing help and hope to those in despair through its emergency assistance programs.
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