NBC 10 Thanksgiving Telethon raises $111,540 to Support The Salvation Army’s Year-Round Feeding Program
RHODE ISLAND – NBC 10 WJAR hosted the 10 Cares Thanksgiving Telethon to support The Salvation Army on Thursday, November 4th, which raised $111,540. Proceeds from the telethon will be used to support The Salvation Army’s feeding program. Shaw’s supermarket was the Title Sponsor and has been supporting the telethon for 16 years. The Salvation Army will hand out thousands of food baskets with all the trimmings for a perfect Thanksgiving dinner again this year.
Thousands of people turn to The Salvation Army in Rhode Island, to provide for the nutritional needs of their families. This campaign raises much-needed funds to meet the needs that are so prevalent. “There are very few things that lift the human spirit like generous people reaching out to help a neighbor in need,” said Major Roger Duperree, Divisional Secretary for the Rhode Island State Command of The Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division. “Today, our spirits are soaring as we reflect upon the generosity of everyone who supported the NBC 10 telethon to benefit the people served by The Salvation Army. Thank you to all who participated!”
The Salvation Army is preparing for the upcoming holiday season and winter months and is anticipating increased need for food. COVID-19 has severely impacted families in Rhode Island and the struggle to keep food on the table has continued to be challenging. One in four households in Rhode Island are food insecure – meaning they are often unsure of where their next meal will come.
Although this is targeted as a Thanksgiving food program, it helps to keep The Salvation Army’s food pantries stocked into the following year. In Rhode Island, The Salvation Army offers programs for seniors, veterans, individuals, and families to address hunger throughout Rhode Island.
Additionally, The Salvation Army offers financial assistance to families in financial crisis to provide short term support, while helping individuals work toward long term self-sufficiency. Some of the assistance provided to low-income families includes food, rental assistance, clothing, funds for paying utility and heating bills, and seasonal programs. For those faced with an eviction, The Salvation Army helps with emergency rental assistance and helps pay utility bills in order to get through an emergency crisis.
For those that need assistance, please call your local Salvation Army.
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