12 Days of Giving – Day 9: Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is highlighted in Day 9 of our #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is happy to highlight this organization that works to meet all human needs in the name of God without discrimination.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible and its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs. They are a nonprofit determined to lend a hand to those in need by combating poverty, homelessness, and working to mend broken spirits.
The Salvation Army provides over 59 million meals to people in need each year in addition to providing support services for adults, children and their families. These support services for adults include rehabilitation, veterans affairs services, prison ministries, elderly services, combatting human trafficking and missing persons. They help children and families with hunger relief, housing and homeless services, christmas assistance, recreation and youth camps and kroc centers. Internationally, the Salvation Army works to provide sponsorships, world service offices and emergency disaster services.
Wiss supported the Salvation Army with our participation in the Angel Tree program during the Christmas season. Each Wiss participant received the name, age and Christmas wishlist of a child or teenager whose family is financially unable to purchase Christmas gifts. We would pick up the wishlist items for that child and almost act as their personal “Santa Claus.” It is a wonderful gesture to be able to provide these children with an exciting Christmas morning. Audit Senior, Scott Huynh participated and recalled his experience, “Being part of the Angel Tree program made me feel humbled, as some of these children were only looking to receive clothes or blankets instead of toys. It was an honor being able to contribute to make these children’s holidays an enjoyable one.”