Assisting a Senior in Need

Jun 30, 2022

When a senior of Sitka had fallen on hard times, corps officers were there to help.


Mr. Johnson didn’t learn to read or write very much as a child or in his adult years, and also had hearing loss making communication with others difficult. He had fallen on some hard times recently and reached out to The Salvation Army as he was very concerned about his utilities getting shut off and facing food insecurity.  "He informed me that he had used his last eggs yesterday and had only ice cream in his refrigerator’s icebox, and he had unplugged his little freezer because it was empty. We just had the honor of assisting him; an elder of Sitka seventy-nine years young, " said Major Sabrina Tumey. She and her husband Major John Tumey are the corps officers in Sitka.   

As for now, it turns out Mr. Johnson is not in danger of having his utilities turned off, but in the event that he 

needs assistance, the officers have done the necessary paperwork to help him.  They also took him home with groceries.  His refrigerator and freezer now have an abundance of items in it.  "He said it might take him all day to unpack the groceries. He is grateful, and I am, too. Thank You, God, for the ministry of The Salvation Army to all the Mr. Johnsons out there!  What an honor it was to see his very tidy apartment and be able to assist him," Major Tumey extolled! 

If you or someone who know are experiencing hunger or are facing difficult circumstances you need assistance with, please reach out to your local Salvation Army location. 




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