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Mark

“When I came here (to The Salvation Army Independence Corps) I was starting off high school. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to finish high school because I was homeless. I was losing it all. People were asking me why I was coming to school on a different bus than everyone else and…

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Shanelle

“I’m not from here. I’ve never been here. I’m from a reservation in Nebraska. I’m not used to the city, I’ve never did the bus system.  I’ve always had my own vehicle. We literally just took what we had on our backs and came here and hoped for the best.” Earlier this year, single-mom Shanelle…

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Booth Manor

“For the past seven years, I’ve been calling Booth Manor my home. I’ve been enjoying every bit of it.” #StoriesOfHope The Booth Manor in Kansas City, Kan. is an independent senior citizen facility run by The Salvation Army. Services give seniors the ability to live among peers in a communal environment suitable for active engagement,…

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The Hedley family

“If I could give any advice to others, I’d say, ‘Love one another, and be kind to each other – it’s as simple as that.’ That’s what Salvation Army is doing for us. They love us and are being kind to us.” #StoriesOfHope The Hedley family has called the Crossroads Family Shelter in Independence, Mo….

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Michelle

“This program is so important because our kids need a safe place. We are seeing a lot of growth in our kids. They are learning and really getting something out of it.” #StoriesOfHope Michelle is the director of our Independence After School Program, which offers many activities including arts and crafts, music class, homework assistance,…

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