The Impacts of Legacy Giving

by Maritime
Categories: 2020, News Archive

For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has been dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities we serve. While the times have changed, the need hasn’t. Each day, new people turn to The Salvation Army and receive more than practical assistance – they receive hope.

“I believe in what The Salvation Army does”

For Jane Redding, there was no doubt in her mind that she would include The Salvation Army in her will. 

Back in 1930, when her father was alone, hungry and experiencing homelessness, he turned to The Salvation Army in Yarmouth. Here, he was given food, shelter and directed toward a job opportunity – which led him to his 40 year career as a sailor.

“I believe in what The Salvation Army does,” says Jane. “They are all about helping people who are left out. I think that’s important and it touches my heart.”

“Giving through my will gives me satisfaction”

While her father passed away when she was young, Jane will always remember The Salvation Army and the impact the help had on her father’s life and her future.

“Even though I don’t help The Salvation Army hands-on, giving through my will gives me that same satisfaction that I’m making a difference through the lives of children and communities,” says Jane.

You can create an everlasting legacy of hope by creating a gift for The Salvation Army in your will. Learn more by visiting our website or contacting Wayne Thompson at


By: Angela Rafuse