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Evelyn Cartwright is a widow living on a fixed income, which is not enough to pay her monthly expenses, so in early 2020, she was making some extra money doing some event planning when she suddenly had a stroke. Around that same time, the coronavirus pandemic changed the world as we knew it. When everything began to shut down, Evelyn lost that extra income and was in dire straits.
Then came one of the hottest summers on record in Phoenix, making Evelyn’s electric bill skyrocket. She was forced to decide whether to pay her electric bill or her mortgage.
That’s when she came to The Salvation Army which provided her with assistance in paying her utility bills.
“The assistance I received from The Salvation Army was a tremendous blessing,” said Evelyn. “I am grateful to those who contribute to The Salvation Army, because donations are helping people like me. I greatly appreciate the assistance I received, and I am sure others do too.
“I look forward to the day that I will be in a position to pay it forward by making donations that will help others in need.”
We were able to help Evelyn because of funds from a $750,000 grant awarded us by Virginia B. Piper Charitable Trust, which has been a longtime supporter of The Salvation Army.
Find out how you can join the “Fight for Good” and help our neighbors in need by visiting SalvationArmySouthwest.org.