Carlos and his wife Maria both worked hard providing a warm, loving home for their two school-age children. Then the COVID pandemic hit and they were both out of work within a week. When the schools closed, Maria stayed home with the children while Carlos tried in vain to find a steady source of income. Struggling to stay afloat, they turned to the Salvation Army Sedona. Thanks to generous donors, we helped them with rent and food so the family could stay safely together in their home.
When Jane moved to Sedona several years ago, she immediately found a job at a boutique hotel to supplement her Social Security income. Everything was going well until the hotel decided to cut staff and Jane was out of a job. In the next few months, she struggled to find a new job, got behind on her bills and didn’t have enough money to fill her propane tank. Shivering in the winter cold, she called the Salvation Army Sedona. Thanks to generous donors, we filled her propane tank and connected her with food and other resources so she could stay warm and healthy while she looked for a new job.
During the COVID shut-down the Salvation Army partnered with a local senior center to provide soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and other hygiene supplies to homebound seniors in need with no other way to access these necessary items.
The COVID pandemic has caused tremendous strain on families who were already struggling to pay their bills. The Salvation Army Sedona has distributed 500 food boxes to local low income families, providing 14,000 meals to those in need.