Family’s Journey Leads to New Home in Time for Christmas
Joseph Davis, a single father who home-schools his three children, entered the Emergency Shelter program at The Salvation Army in Lubbock after months of financial struggles. Due to the pandemic, he was behind on rent and utility bills.
Through the Tokens of Hope Rapid Rehousing program, Joseph quickly began working on clearing up past eviction costs and working to secure new affordable housing.
"We were able to secure affordable subsidized housing that was income-based, making the likelihood of long-term success much greater," said Erica Hitt, Social Services Director for The Salvation Army in Lubbock.
"This precious family has touched our hearts in so many ways. Watching them love and lift one another up, even during crisis and uncertainty, has been encouraging and uplifting to us all."
A few days before Christmas, the Hope On The Go team surprised Joseph and his kids at their new home by bringing a Christmas tree with decorations and gifts, hygiene and household items, and all the fixings for a delicious Christmas dinner including a turkey and a ham. Last, but not least, they also provided additional rental assistance for January.
Thanks goes to donors like you who make it possible for The Salvation Army to help families like Joseph's and guide them toward success and self-sufficiency.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.