The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Utility, heating, and energy bill assistance is provided by the HeatShare program. The Salvation Army provides Pennsylvania families assistance with paying utility bills from that program and limited amounts of cash assistance. The program is targeted at those households that have received a disconnection notice from their energy company. Their social service caseworkers help families and individuals pay their utility and electric bills in order to get through an emergency crisis. A phone line has been set up to take requests and applications, and that number is 1-800-842-7279.
Salvation Army housing and rent assistance programs can be used in an emergency. In general, applicants will need to be close to eviction (or have a pay or quit notice) and just need a little financial help. As the Pennsylvania Salvation Army may have limited funding to pay for back rent, if the applicant has longer term ability to maintain their home or apartment. The Salvation Army uses government funds as well as donations.
If you find yourself in a bind and needing help; fill out the correct form below and bring it to the church office; along with a copy of proof of residence, driver's license/I.D., utlity bill, and a copy of the shut off notice. We accept applicants at our church from these various regions:
- McDonald - 15057
- Cecil - 15321
- Midway - 15060
- Southview - 15361
Once these steps are completed your application is passed onto The Salvation Army. They will contact you, the applicant, to schedule an interview.