When she was just 5 years old, Sherry’s life changed dramatically. Her father had been in a very serious car accident. The crash left him legally blind and mentally disabled. His recovery was slow and painful - requiriing years of intense physical therapy.
Without warning, Sherry’s mother had to care for three children all on her own. With her father hospitalized and unable to work, Sherry’s mother struggled to make ends meet for their family.
Despite the best efforts of family and friends to help, Sherry’s mother turned to The Salvation Army for assistance —particularly during the Christmas season.
Because of faithful, caring donors like you, Sherry and her little brothers were handed gifts and treats by “Santa Claus" at their nearby Salvation Army.
It was her best Christmas yet.
As she got older, Sherry began to understand what incredible kindness The Salvation Army had shown through friends just like you.
“As supportive as family can be," she says, “anybody can still be just a paycheck away from needing help."
Today, Sherry is married with two children of her own, but she has never forgotten what The Salvation Army did for her and her family. In fact, volunteering for The Salvation Army has become a family tradition!
When you make a donation to The Salvation Army, you become a part of someone’s success story —a crisis avoided, a family comforted, a life changed. Thank you for all your generosity.
Merry Christmas, and God bless you!