West Liberty Woman Gives Sacrificially to Help Others

March 08, 2012 - 6:40 AM EST
Lt. David Costellow
David_Costellow@uss.salvationarmy.org
(502) 583-5391
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West Liberty, KY (March 7, 2012) – One day Jesus sat down and watched as people were giving their offerings to the temple treasury, and he observed several rich folks putting in large sums of money.  However, there was a poor widow who put in two coins that were worth less than a penny in today’s currency, yet Jesus told his disciples that she gave much more than the others because she put in everything she had. 

Today, a lady approached our mobile feeding unit with some money in her hand.  She explained how although she was on a limited income, she wanted to give us some money so that we could continue to help others.  She was very apologetic that she could not give more, but she hoped that it would help a little.  We were very grateful for this woman’s sincerity and assured her that what she gave would help us continue to meet the needs of her community. 

Many feel that they have little to give in times like this, but you can be assured that The Salvation Army is doing the most good with whatever you are able to give.  For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this disaster, please visit:   www.disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You may also help by texting “Storm” 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort.   The donation will appear on your next phone bill.

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About the Salvation Army:  The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865.  Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.  About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide.  For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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