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Fight for Good series: Woman vs. work clothes

Added on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Poverty is an everyday battle. People experiencing poverty are not without hope – their lives are just harder than they should be. But, The Salvation Army is helping to make their lives a little easier, thanks to your gifts of time and money. The Fight for Good series aims to show how by following individuals through one of their daily poverty battles. Here is one such example.

Woman vs. Work Clothes

A woman named Tricia came to The Salvation Army with a simple but critically important need: work clothes.

She’d found a good-paying job as a restaurant server, but she didn’t have enough money to pay for the required clothing – black pants and black shoes.

Tricia had been battling unemployment for a long while and was out of money, with no family support.

One of our social workers gave Tricia a voucher to spend at a Salvation Army Store. Tricia went to her nearest location and got the clothes she needed to start her new job.

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Thankfully, there’s an Army – made up of people just like you – that seeks to start seeing the poverty that has always existed around them.

If you desire to do something good, to further a cause you care about, to join the battle against poverty – here are three simple ways to join us in the fight for good:

  1. Donate at a red kettle or online. Fight poverty one dollar and one coin at a time by giving each time you pass a red kettle (later this month), or support your local Salvation Army through an online donation.
  2. Become a volunteer bell ringer. Join the fight against poverty by giving your time as a red kettle bell ringer. Kettles with volunteer ringers raise double the amount of funds that support our poverty-fighting programs.
  3. Recruit your own army. The fight for good needs soldiers. Recruit others to join the fight for good by setting up a fundraiser and sharing your passion for helping others on

Read the other nine Fight for Good stories in this series.

The scenario described above is about a real person helped by The Salvation Army Northern Division. Names were changed to protect the individual’s privacy.