Boeing employees choose to increase support of Salvation Army by 60%

We are so thankful to announce that the Boeing Employee Community Fund has granted support again this year to The Salvation Army in the form of a grant, which has increased this year by 60% over previous years. The gift of $8,000.00 has been designated to support the Harbor Light’s job training program, which provides assistance to clients of our Harbor Light facility located on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis.

The increased level of giving is an honor, not only because it comes from such an esteemed organization, but also because the increase in giving comes as the result of the collective choice of Boeing employees, who saw the importance of the work of The Salvation Army in their community and chose to invest their own dollars in our work once again, this time at a higher level. The grant comes from the Boeing Employee Community Fund, which is both funded and directed by employees, through payroll deduction

The Job Training Program this gift will support had been dealt a financial blow last year when The Salvation Army saw a significant decrease in funding as a result of changed tax credit opportunities. This gift will allow The Salvation Army to work with the homeless and jobless, providing them with job skills training, resume support and other critical skills to give them an upper hand while competing for employment in such a delicate economic climate.

Our sincerest thanks go out to Boeing and its employees for this generous support! We are humbled by your generosity!

For more information on The Salvation Army’s work in Missouri and Southern Illinois, please see the video below:

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