150 Faces & Facts Volume 4

Our most popular post yet is included in this roundup of faces and facts! Wonni’s story has reached more than 21,000 people on Facebook! The post has been shared 58 times liked over 400 times!

LOTS of faces for this 150 Facts and Faces update! This great video produced out of The Salvation Army in Canada showcases connections to 20 countries and over 50 Salvation Army programs and services contained within them.

150FF_ChildcareDaysAR26,592 – That’s the number of days of childcare The Salvation Army provided in Massachusetts last year. Parents receive peace of mind that their children are receiving quality care at a price they can afford. Children receive a strong start to their education, which helps to close the achievement gap.

“I want to spend my birthday in the soup kitchen.” Wonni came to The Salvation Army as a 6-year old girl from a Buddhist household. Now she feels called to serve others as a Salvation Army officer.

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Wonni does not serve in order to be in the spotlight, but her story has been seen by over 21,000 Facebook users, making it one of our most popular social media posts of all time.

Wonni In’s Story from The Salvation Army, MA on Vimeo.

150FF_OurPlaceCambridge is home to Our Place – the first licensed daycare center for homeless children in Massachusetts. Our Place provides a safe and loving environment for homeless children to develop during their formative years and gives mothers the opportunity to participate in job and housing searches, job training programs, and counseling sessions without the worry of trying to obtain child care services. Our Place enables these families to move forward into positive, safe and productive environments.

150FF_WalthamFoodInsecurityFood insecurity is a growing problem in Waltham.  Requests from the food pantry are up 80% over the last three years, vastly more than the 22% increase in need The Salvation Army has seen statewide.

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