As many islanders continue to fight the effects of pandemic poverty, and with just 100 days to go to Christmas, the Salvation Army’s Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Division reaches out early to ask the public help individuals and families overcome the threat of eviction and save food. on their tables.
“With the pandemic underway and the end of various federal and state programs, we expect service demands to increase this holiday season,” said Maj.Phil Lum, divisional commander of the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Division of the ‘Salvation Army. âThanks to the generosity of the public, The Salvation Army will continue to bring help and hope to thousands of people and families in need across the islands.
Here are some first ways the public can help those in need this holiday season:
â¢ Enlist in the Army of Love with a supporting donation of $ 25 per month
â¢Visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org/volunteer and sign up to volunteer at a Red Kettle or distribute Angel Tree gifts to children in need. The Salvation Army enforces national security protocols in all red kettles to ensure the safety of bell ringers, donors and partners
â¢ Donate digitally with Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal and Venmo in a red kettle
â¢ Donate cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum
â¢ Ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying, âAlexa, donate to The Salvation Army,â then specifying the amount.
â¢ Donate any amount by texting “KETTLES” to 51555
â¢ Provide new toys and clothing through the Salvation Army Angel Tree for keiki and families in need
Each donation advances hope for those in need, and all donations remain in the community in which they are offered. Visit Salvation ArmyUSA.org to donate or learn more about how to help this holiday season.