As I look back on the work of The Salvation Army in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi over the past year, I’m reminded of the calling that we all have as Christians—to lead by serving others. We strive to always be led by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus, and lead more to Jesus, as we meet human needs in His name without discrimination. We do this by serving with love and integrity in the communities where we are placed, providing tangible help to our neighbors in need.
Last year, The Salvation Army served well over 200,000 people in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. We served over 1 million meals to the hungry. We provided over 300,000 nights of shelter to the homeless and helped over 500 individuals and families obtain permanent housing. More than 1,500 children experienced the joy of summer camp at Camp Hidden Lake. And nearly 400,000 toys and gifts were distributed to our neighbors in need through the Angel Tree program.
We would not be able to accomplish this good work without your support. Thank you for helping us give hope as we serve our neighbors in need and see lives changed in the process. We look forward to continuing “Doing the Most Good” together in the year ahead.
May God bless you,
Major Kent Davis, Divisional Commander
The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division