Majors Andrew and Amy Kelly
Austin Area Command Leadership
Dear Salvation Army Friends,
We continue to be blessed to be residents of the Greater Austin area and to be active in ministry in this wonderful community. God has proven Himself faithful over and over again through varying circumstances and we know that He will continue to do so as He promised us in 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NCV), “No one has ever seen this, and no one has ever heard about it. No one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
Through this past year we have been so grateful for the support of our friends and neighbors that has enabled us to provide services to so many people in need in our community. This report will demonstrate what some of those highlights of service have been. We have seen the major renovation of our downtown shelter completed, making the facility more comfortable and safe for our residents, clients, staff, and volunteers. We have also experienced the renovation and expansion of the Austin Shelter for Women & Children where we are now able to serve more women and children and them on the road toward self-sufficiency once again.
As we move further into this year, we will soon see the construction completed on our new Salvation Army Rathgeber Center for Women and Children where we will be able to further assist the hundreds of women and children on our call-back list who find themselves without a home. Our program is designed to not only provide shelter and meals, but also case management and support services to help them get back on their feet again and end their cycle of homelessness. We will also see the construction completed on our new Corps Community Center where we will provide character building programs for all ages, music lessons, community activities, recreation activities, and worship services which all are welcome to attend.
Thank you for your generosity. We are counting on you to help open these new facilities through your support, whether as a long-time donor or as a new one.
May God Bless You!
Click HERE to view entire 2018 Annual Report –
reporting on fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.