You may recognize these three words as our recent national slogan for seasonal fundraising. But they are more than that. This slogan serves to remind us, as an organization, to keep doing what we do best: Give hope. This pledge calls us to stay focused on the constants. There are people who need us, we have a community behind us to help, and we are an Army in motion.
Hope is defined as a feeling of expectation; to trust and have confidence in and to consider something possible. Most of us cannot imagine what it’s like to be completely hopeless, but that’s exactly how the majority of those who walk through our doors feel.
Much has changed this past year, and much has stayed the same, as always. Serving, caring, giving, sharing, and loving in The Salvation Army will not change. It’s no accident that our logo for the past 156 years is a shield. Without saying a word, it communicates trust and protection for those who need us most.
You, our donors, have not only given these women, children, and men a reason to hope, but you also give hope to The Salvation Army. With each gift that we receive, you tell us we will keep going, keep moving, and keep marching under the banner of hope.
Your decision to donate time and money to The Salvation Army is the very reason Hope Marches On. It’s the very reason there are safe beds to sleep in rather than cars. It’s the reason a mom won’t have to choose between paying bills or buying groceries this week.
Thank you for your generous hearts and lives. The spirit of this loving community will keep us moving forward, and it will keep our shield strong for those who need it most. With your help, countless can expect the impossible to be possible because HOPE is here.
“May the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust Him, so that you may overflow
with hope!” Romans 15:13
May God bless you,