DONATE NOW to the Neediest Families Campaign
The Salvation Army is grateful to the Alabama Media Group/Press-Register for once again partnering with us to provide assistance with the Neediest Families Campaign. This program aids local families during the holidays and throughout the year.
The families profiled by the Press-Register are only a sampling of those with need in our community. They represent dozens of families throughout Mobile and Baldwin Counties who are struggling to cope with health, financial, housing, employment and other concerns. Some of the recipients have been debilitated by chronic illness, while others have experienced unfortunate events that left them unable to provide for themselves. When critical needs arise, The Salvation Army is ready to assist. Every family aided through the Neediest Families program is screened by The Salvation Army prior to being profiled in the newspaper.
In 2012 the Neediest Families Campaign collected more than $170,000. Half of the money raised aids the operation of The Salvation Army’s Center for Women and Children, a shelter that served over 300 women and children last year. The rest goes toward meeting the everyday urgent and critical needs of some of this area’s Neediest Families.
Now in its 17th year, the Neediest Families campaign has helped hundreds of families as a result of the generosity of the Gulf Coast community. Traditionally begun each Thanksgiving and continued through the New Year’s holiday, the campaign is starting early this year to raise awareness and reach a $300,00 goal for The Salvation Army’s major charity of the year. The Neediest Families campaign has raised almost $3 million since its inception in 1996.
How to Donate
- Visit NeediestFamilies.org to donate online
- Call 1-800-SAL ARMY (1-800-725-2769) to donate by credit card
- Send your check or money order made out to The Salvation Army Neediest Families campaign, to 1009 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36604
- Call 251-438-1625 with any questions
Donors of $100 or more are named in the newspaper and online at AL.com, unless they request anonymity.
Read the 2013 Neediest Families Stories:
Angela Bush: Air Force veteran, mother of two starts over with Salvation Army’s support
A Donor’s Story: The Teumer Family gives to Salvation Army in honor of father who nearly starved in Germany at end of WWII
Betty Martinez: Clean, sober and grateful for life
Kimberly Ruggs: After losing all her belongings in a house fire, living day to day
Revisiting Myra Pettway: ‘The smallest things bring a family together’
Tiffany and Roberto Singleton: Couple steps in to save three children from neglect
Read the 2012 Neediest Families Stories:
Tonya Betts: Mother of cerebral palsy child opens home to other child
Mary Lollar: Theodore woman trying to recover from ‘worst year of my life’
Myra Pettway: Hard work, education pay off is message she sends
Rhonda Hobby: Thankful family trying to make the most of life
Ashley Petite: Illness prevents mom from providing furnishings for family’s home
Greg Padgett: ‘Bridge of trials’ changes life of Mobile man and his family
Marilyn Reed: Single mom of 8 struggling to provide for her children
Freddie Rogers: Family of 11 lives in half a home
Brandi Everett: Family focuses on paying bills, not buying gifts
Aaron Woods: After years of helping others, custodian now in need of aid
Keri Junkins: Making ends meet after losing Grandma
Latessa Harris: Mother of two fins salvation at Salvation Army CWC
Crystal Seals: Mother with rare disease says ‘You never lose hope’
Ray Lee: Given up on gifts but not on faith
Georgia Paige: House fire, illnesses put family behind financially
Tara Pickens: Family escaped crime but fell on hard times
Robert Hawkins: Finances tight as veteran copes with fatal illness
Guest Column by Major Mark Brown
Finale: Neediest Families Campaign raises $170,000