Wherever hope fails, wherever families are broken, wherever hunger prowls, wherever children are forgotten, we are there.
Since 1887, The Salvation Army has been meeting the needs of the fallen, broken, hungry and forgotten.
Together, we can make a real difference for those in need.
The Salvation Army continues to face challenges each year, that make the need for its services even greater. This year is no exception. The Salvation Army has been on the front line of the ongoing homeless pandemic, across the Intermountain Division–filling 277,186 shelter beds over the past year. We continue to partner with state agencies to provide wraparound and transitional housing services, to help our shelter residents find permanent housing, affordable medical care, and the support they need to become independent. Additionally, we successfully transitioned nearly 300 people from our sobriety and recovery programs into permanent housing.
The Salvation Army wants to make sure the holidays are a special time for everyone–especially families in need in our community. Nearly 80,000 toys were provided to children over the last year, with the help of our annual Toy Drive and Angel Tree giving program. Please help the holidays feel like home for our low-income families in need this Colorado Gives Day.
Vail Valley - "As a member of this community for more than twenty five years I have participated in a number of Salvation Army fundraisers including the golf tournament and bell ringing. I never could have imagined that I could find myself in need of the Salvation Army's help. A change in the economy lead to a business failure and I found myself out of work and unable to pay any bills, including health insurance. My family braced for some tough times, but I had no way to anticipate how bad it could really get. My wife developed a life threatening illness that we were forced to face and our life's savings went quickly. Struggling to meet even my children's needs was impossible when someone suggested that we contact the local Salvation Army. Although initially hesitant I found there an amazing group of people willing to listen and help. I learned about local services and charities in our valley that were set up to help struggling community members like my family. While our crisis is far from over I feel a new energy in my spirit at least in part from the support and kindness I have been shown"
Colorado Springs -Gregory tells his story: "After three years of driving trucks across country, I lost my good paying job because of health problems. For a year I tried finding a job that matched my former pay but could not. In the meantime I lived in and out of motels until all my savings were gone. I finally got hired at Discovery Goodwill with whom I work now. The pay was low and the cost of motels got higher until all my money was gone and I became homeless. I came to the Salvation Army and met caseworker Tom and a very caring staff. Still making minimal money I am applying for low income housing while I stay in the R. J. Montgomery Center shelter. My first step has been to move into a two bedroom apartment with another person to the Salvation Army Transitional Housing program where I now live and continue working toward getting my own place. Thanks so much to Tom and the Salvation Army."