2020 year was not a great year for the Salvation Army, or any nonprofit for that matter. 2021 hasn’t been much better. Val DiGiorgio discusses the unfortunate situations that’s going on with Salvation Army in America today:
With each passing generation, it seems as though the Salvation Army and its efforts become less respected. Gone are the days of cheerful Red Kettle Volunteers drawing in much-needed donations. In our modern world, most people rush past these volunteers. Not because they wish to neglect the volunteer or his/her cause, but because today, American families are struggling to make ends meet on their own. This is largely due to the COVID pandemic, which began in 2019 and has persisted ever since. In 2021, the detrimental effects were felt in full-force for some, leaving little room to support causes once easily supported by simple donation boxes.
In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, for example, Red Kettle donations are down thousands of dollars below what was initially expected. With so many families facing hardships of their own, it comes as little surprise to Val DiGiorgio. What’s more, the ‘Grinch’ is out in full force to combat the Salvation Army during the holiday season. In New Mexico, $6,000 worth of donated toys were stolen. The toys were to be distributed to more than 350 children in the local area.
If you are in the position to do so, the DiGiorgio family encourages you to support a charitable cause that you care about. Across the country, nonprofit organizations need your help now more than ever.