THE SALVATION ARMY GREATER NEW YORK DIVISION

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

“For 125 years, the kettle has been one of The Salvation Army’s most beloved and recognized symbols, no question. But the kettle is just a first step, a bridge to something much greater. When you give to the kettle, your donations go in support of the vast network of programs represented by our Red Box — programs like our soup kitchens that provide food for the hungry, our shelters that give people in need a place to sleep, and our day-care centers that ensure quality care for underserved children. The Red Kettle and Red Box are vehicles that help us achieve what is The Salvation Army’s ultimate goal: bringing help and hope to people who need it the most.”

LT. COLONELS GUY D. & HENRIETTA KLEMANSKI, DIVISIONAL LEADERS

YOU CHANGED HIS TUNE — AND HIS LIFE

“I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PROGRAM AND FOR HELPING MY SON.”

— Yicel, to The Salvation Army and all our supporters, whose son, Demitrius, went from struggling with anger issues to a happier place when he discovered a passion for playing guitar while attending The Salvation Army’s after-school program.

Demitrius, with his guitar: “I play music and it takes me somewhere else. It’s my own place.”

COMFORTING THE SICK AND LONELY

Salvation Army Community Care Workers Deliver Christmas Joy

“I DIDN’T THINK I’D HAVE A CHRISTMAS.”

— An elderly hospital patient, upon receiving a holiday visit and gift from Salvation Army Community Care workers, who bring holiday joy to thousands of patients, young and old.


Community Care workers

GETTING LOVE, GIVING LOVE

“I HUG EVERYBODY, BECAUSE I JUST THINK EVERYONE NEEDS LOVE. AND AT THE SALVATION ARMY, EVERYBODY GETS LOVE. THEY DO.”­

— Jackie, who earlier in her life experienced abuse, abandonment, and illness but who has now found love and acceptance as part of The Salvation Army family and working with children from The Salvation Army’s after-school program.

Jackie and a youngster from The Salvation Army’s after-school program in Poughkeepsie, New York.

HE’S SAFE AT HOME, THANKS TO YOU!

“I JUST CAN’T GIVE ENOUGH THANKS FOR WHAT THEY’VE DONE FOR ME.”

— Superstorm Sandy evacuee Cecil Lloyd-Bey, who returned to his renovated Far Rockaway home this past summer thanks to the financial support of The Salvation Army and the efforts of Friends of Rockaway, SBP (formerly St. Bernard Project), AmeriCorps volunteers, and others who cared.

Cecil Lloyd-Bey cuts the ribbon on his renovated home.  The Salvation Army provided 100% of the funding for the project.

Thomas Corley, Director of Friends of Rockaway, and Diana Lopez, Recovery Coordinator for The Salvation Army Greater New York Division Emergency Services, on the front porch of Mr. Lloyd-Bey’s renovated home. “…We would not be here today without The Salvation Army,” Mr. Corley said.

FROM THE RED KETTLE…

Ring That Bell! The Salvation Army Kettle Turns 125 in 2016

“KEEP THE POT BOILING.”

— The words from a sign, placed by Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee, next to a pot he’d set up at a San Francisco ferry landing in 1891 in order to collect money for Christmas dinner for the poor. Captain McFee’s “boiling pot” is considered the prototype of the collection device that would go on to become one of the world’s most renowned symbols of giving — The Salvation Army Red Kettle.

…TO THE RED BOX

The Red Box is a symbol of the vast network of programs and services The Salvation Army provides boys, girls, men and women in need throughout the Greater New York community during the holidays…and all year-round.

Your donations to the Red Kettle or through buying a Red Box are two of the many ways you can help. Proceeds from last year provided:

0
MEALS SERVED
to those who were hungry
0
NIGHTS OF SHELTER
to those in need of a place to sleep
0
DAYS OF CHILD CARE
to underserved families

To learn more about the Red Box, or to make a contribution to this vital year-round campaign, contact Sharon Smith-Ibello at (212) 337-7345 or sharon.smith@use.salvationarmy.org

FINANCIAL REPORT