The Salvation Army provides much-needed emergency services to families every day. Thanks to a generous benefactor, in Prince William County, Virginia a fund has been set aside to specifically assist military veterans and their families to meet their needs. The program helps both homeless and financially struggling veterans combat hardship where they live. The fund covers financial assistance for rent and mortgage payments, utility bills, food supplies, and—most critical—medical costs. A similar fund provides similar assistance to veterans living in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
In addition to meeting the social service needs of the community, the Prince William Corps also offers youth programs and opportunities for spiritual nourishment. Families find fellowship in the worship services every Sunday, while kids build friendships and life skills through youth programs and after-school clubs. And when school is out during the summer, the corps opens the doors of its gym, providing a healthy alternative to everyone in the neighborhood.