Keisha’s Watershed Moment

Many Americans are struggling financially during a coronavirus outbreak that has upset the U.S. economy. They are losing their jobs as businesses across the country shut their doors or cut back on operations at an unprecedented rate. Like many people during COVID, Keisha faced a stressful situation that knocked her off her feet.

Prior to COVID, Keisha had been working as a hostess at a hotel, helping to set up cafeteria -style breakfasts.  When the hotel started losing customers, she was told that she was no longer needed. “I became very depressed and anxious,” she stated. “I lost my job and I had no idea what I was going to do.  I was so upset,” she stated.

While she searched for another job, Keisha soon found out about the H20 Foundation that is administered by The Salvation Army of Birmingham. The program assists low-income elderly and disabled Birmingham Water Works customers with paying their water and sewer bill and with plumbing repair. The Foundation is funded through donations from Water Works customers. “The emergency help that I received from The Salvation Army was a blessing,” Keisha. “I truly don’t know what I would have done without them. I hope more people will take advantage of the program.”