Kim needed a fresh start. After spending too many years in an abusive relationship, she headed east from Idaho hoping to find the peace she so desperately desired. Kim’s Ford
Focus was packed full with belongings and three fur babies, her family.
“They (the dogs) have saved my life time and time again.”
Unsure where to turn and living in her car, Kim was connected to The Salvation Army (TSA) in Marysville — and found a new job and a new home! TSA’s Rapid Rehousing program
supplied the deposit and first month’s rent for Kim, providing safety for her family while she worked toward her first paycheck.
“I will be forever in debt to The Salvation Army,” Kim said, “I had no idea that The Salvation Army and the United Way were connected, in my mind you (UW) are a branch of God.”
Kim was one of 1,151 individuals in 2018 who found their new beginning through United Way of Union County partner agencies like The Salvation Army.
Because of United Way funding, Kim has the economic stability to be successful.