I want you to imagine a woman named "Debbie." She's from Rochester and had a pretty good life. Three beautiful children from preteen to 14. She had a wonderful partner in "Andrew" (never Andy...that was too silly, "Andrew" was a serious husband). He had an amazing job, she did, too. Something she always wanted since she was a little girl. She was a stay-at-home mom. Her life wasn't perfect, no one's is, but it worked and they were a happy family.

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Until two Novembers ago. They found out "Andrew" had a brain tumor, and in a week they were planning his funeral. Along with the tragedy of grief and loss, suddenly "Debbie" had to figure out what next? It was almost as if the "life switch" had been turned from "good" to "rough."

What would you do in that situation? How would you do the big things (like finding a place to live with almost no money) and the smaller things that become big things (grocery shopping, shoes for growing kids)?

The Rochester Salvation Army.

All the money they raise goes right into the local Salvation Army programs...

  • Meal Programs and Food Shelves
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Clothing and Household Items
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • Seasonal Services
  • Veteran’s Assistance
  • Pathway of Hope for Families
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January is almost here, and if you didn't make it to a Red Kettle, they can use the donations. "Debbie" may not be a real person, but our community if full of people just like "Debbie"...and they need our help. Please donate HERE. You will be donating hope for individuals and families. 

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