Positively Osceola asked a number of positive leaders in the community to share their hope and their plans for the new year, and how we can encourage and support each other in 2022.  We asked Captain Ken Chapman, Area Commander with the Salvation Army to share his hope and outlook for 2022.

After a difficult battle against the ravages of the Covid pandemic, The Salvation Army is expanding and marching forward in Osceola County. I believe 2022 will be the year of advancement of the mission to serve suffering humanity and to bring hope to the hopeless. We have big plans to serve this growing and exciting community.

In 2022, The Salvation Army in Osceola County will implement the following:
• Expansion of social services through resources and staffing
• Development of an affordable housing project that will provide security to hurting families through housing and wrap-around services
• Introduction of the “Landlord to Tenant” program that will prevent homelessness and allow marginally stable families to move to greater independence
• Collaboration with other non-profits and agencies to reduce the duplication of services and to get a greater return on funding investments
• The streamlining of processing to allow faster turn-around for delivery of services

The Salvation Army believes that every person – regardless of their economic or social status – deserves honor and dignity and we will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Many thanks to all our supporters and donors; without you, our mission cannot be accomplished. God bless Osceola County and all who call it home!

Hope Marches On!

Captain Ken Chapman

Area Commander, Salvation Army