The Dirt Farmer Foundation is our way of focusing the social media power of the Dirt Farmer’s community to help worthwhile charities.
Our CAUSE it’s NOVEMBER or Cause of the Month is
THE SALVATION ARMY USA
“DOING THE MOST GOOD”
The Salvation Army is committed to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care, to rebuild broken homes and broken lives. The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children's programs.
Ways The Salvation Army Helps - The Salvation Army is serving more people in the United States than ever before. We are already seeing large increases in the number of Americans seeking the basic necessities of life - food, shelter, and warmth. Approximately 30 million people received help from The Salvation Army in 4 different Ways:
1. Support for Adults including Adult Rehabilitation, Veterans Affairs Service, Prison Ministries, Elderly Services, Combating Human Trafficking and Missing Persons.
2. Children and Families including Hunger Relief (soup kitchens, sit-down meal programs, food pantries, mobile meals and community gardens), Housing and Homeless Services, Christmas Assistance (Angel Tree Program), Youth Camps & Recreation and Kroc Centers.
3. International including The World Service Office (Disaster, Response & Recovery, Community Health and Aids) and Sponsorship which supports children's homes, schools and centers around the world.
4. Disaster Relief - provides relief services to communities impacted by both natural and man-made disasters.
The Red Kettle Campaign - From its humble beginnings as a San Francisco donation collection by Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign (FAQ's) has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States.
Ways You Can Help - There are several ways you can help and support The Salvation Army's mission: You can donate goods (clothing, furniture and household items) which are sold though The National Family Stores and proceedings go to The Salvation Army charity programs; you can volunteer; you can donate in Thrift Stores; you can donate airline miles, you can donate by joining sponsors campaigns (Walmart’s “Fill the Truck” Toy Drives, Papa John’s Red Kettle Cookie and UPS) ;or just give simply online. To talk to a live operator and make a donation over the phone, please call: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
Link to The Salvation Army Facebook Page
Link to The Salvation Army International Website
Link to The Dirt Farmer Foundation