witf is proud to have been able to donate used computers to The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region earlier this week. The computers will be used to help families in the organization's self-sufficiency program (H.A.V.E. - Hope and Vision Endeavor). A budgeting program will be installed on each computer and each family will be educated on how to use the program to budget and to live within their means. For many, it will be the first step toward financial stability and ultimately self-sufficiency.
Below is a testimonial from Henry and Nora, the first recipients of a computer:
|From left to right: witf's Information Technology Manager Matt Wilson, Salvation Army's case manager Rev. Scott Minnich and witf's Media Solutions Project Manager Tony Gorman.|
“We are Henry and Nora. On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, we faced a mountain of problems, including the need to find employment, the possibility that we would need to move and budgeting issues. And, on top of everything, because of these issues, our marriage of 12 years was in trouble. The two of us realized we didn’t want a divorce because of the impact it would have on our three children (ages 9, 10, & 12), but we had no place to turn.
That morning, on my way to The Salvation Army, I [Nora] was crying out for someone to help us with our problems. When I walked into The Salvation Army office on Green Street, I had no idea how or when my prayers would be answered. For on that day, I was told that a new program was starting up that could help us resolve all of our issues, even our marriage problems. After a few weeks, our marriage and finances are so much better. We are working on increasing our employment and we have hope again.
From what we see, there are a multitude of people who could benefit from this help because many of us are struggling to obtain self-sufficiency.
Thank you Salvation Army for being there for us in our deepest hour of need!!”
witf is thrilled to have been able to respond to the needs of this worthy program.
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