Joyce’s Family Story
For many years, Joyce covered The Salvation Army as a photojournalist for the Williamson County Sun. But her relationship with the organization is also personal. When she and her young son Luke faced some difficult times, The Salvation Army was there.
“Being a single mom … it’s not always easy to make ends meet,” Joyce explains. “A couple of different times … I wasn’t sure how I was going to make rent, and they helped me.”
Last summer, Joyce was able to send Luke to Salvation Army Summer Camp.
“It was his first time going to camp,” she smiles, “but he absolutely loved it. He also talked about this counselor. And that’s the other thing. His father has never been in his life. So to have an opportunity for him to connect, or see male role models, was important.” Joyce sums it up: “I’m very grateful for what The Salvation Army does.”
Through providing rental and utility assistance, The Salvation Army Williamson County Service Center helps families like Joyce’s maintain their housing and avoid homelessness.