Matthew 25: 35-36
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
This verse is a driving force for the ministry of The Salvation Army. As history tells us founder of The Salvation Army, William Booth, wanted to step away from being a church of societal norm and prestige to become a Church that took action as Jesus instructed. He left a church where the rich could pay to sit in the best seats and started a mission where the lost, broken, hurt, or poor could come free from discrimination to get help and spiritual guidance.
The Stan Hagen Center for Families holds to this inspiration as we continue to take action in Victoria. We have not only done our best to provide help as scripture directs, but to continue to look at the gaps where people are not receiving help and to find ways to offer it.
Our food bank helps to feed thousands of hungry people every year. Our no discrimination policy invites anyone who needs our help to come to us and be treated with dignity, love, and respect. Our vouchers for clothes help to ‘clothe the naked’. Our counselors are available to listen and provide guidance. Our funds help provide a fun, enriching, and nurturing experience for kids at camp Sunrise. Our school supplies program get children off to school on the right foot. Our computer and job training programs assist those searching for a job. Our Christmas assistance provides children with presents for under the tree and families with a feast for dinner.
There is so much more that we do and where we don’t do it we can direct people to the right place. All of this is done out of love for others and love for Christ.
If you need help please come to see us. If you can help please do so. If you’re curious about us please view our website or come visit to learn more.