$50,000 grant to assist with Shelter and Pathway of Hope Programs

DECATUR – Archer Daniels Midland Company recently donated $50,000 to The Salvation Army of Decatur / Macon County. The funds will be used to help the Emergency / Transitional Homeless Shelter and the Pathway of Hope Program.

ADM Cares, a social investment program, made the donation. The program directs funds to initiatives and organizations spurring meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. Cares focuses on three specific areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.

“Through the generous support of ADM Cares we will be able to assist many Macon County residents and allow the Salvation Army to continue to provide a high standard of dignified services to residents as well. These projects will assist in ending homelessness and turning some of our client's life around for the good,” said Major Wes Dalberg, Corps Officer with The Salvation Army.

These Salvation Army programs work to create stability for those in need. The projects teach these individuals a variety of skills and put them in reach of helpful services. Services available include setting a plan to move forward, learn how to budget, resume building and writing, job training, health services, holistic programs, housing options, employment search and coaching, individual case management, and a network of support.

“There's never been a better day to take the first step than today. With The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope and our Shelter, a better future is possible,” added Dalberg.

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