For the ninth consecutive year, Bank of America is partnering with the Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s Bountiful Boxes program to provide Christmas assistance to local families in need. The program provided $50,000 in grocery gift cards to metro Detroit families.
“Right now, too many metro Detroiters have to choose between things like putting food on the table or buying Christmas presents for their children,” said Major Timothy Meyer, general secretary, metro Detroit area commander and chief operating officer for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “The Bountiful Boxes program and our partnership with Bank of America helps The Salvation Army serve our most vulnerable neighbors in need. Together, we will help them find a way through the crisis.”
“Bank of America is pleased to partner with The Salvation Army as it works to meet the growing needs of our communities in southeast Michigan,” said Matt Elliott, President, Bank of America Michigan. “Like The Salvation Army we are committed to supporting individuals and families, reaching people at their immediate point of need, and helping them find their way to greater stability and economic advancement.”
About The Salvation Army
Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,446,588 meals and 382,681 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.86 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at salmich.org.
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