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Homeless Woman Explains Why You Shouldn't Donate To The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a household name for most when it comes to helping out those less fortunate. However, this Twitter user points out why the organization might actually not be the best place to spend your time and money if you're looking to help homeless folks out. The reasons are pretty depressing!

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    twitter post homeless woman "Hey. As a homeless person staying at a Salvation Army shelter...Please don't donate to the Salvation Army"
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    twitter post homeless woman "Don't donate your money. Don't donate your time. Don't donate your toiletries, blankets, or food. Do not support this organization"
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    twitter post homeless woman "The shelter I'm staying at is one specifically meant for housing vulnerable women," and "But there is precious little help here. There's no aid or comfort"
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    twitter post homeless woman The RAs are cruel and robotic and often treat us like we're less than human. I often hear them speak negatively of the women here. 239 1 639 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h We're looked down on. Condescended to. And when one of us attempts to stand up for our dignity we're thrown out onto the street with a smile
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    twitter post homeless woman In the absolute most sing-song tone: "Bye! You can come back in thirty days~!" muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h I've seen domestic violence survivors thrown out into the dark wailing and screaming and sobbing because they dared to get a little mouthy. 구 227 636 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h They literally put up signs threatening women here with PROSECUTION if they took too much toilet paper
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    twitter post homeless woman They frequently throw women with mental illnesses out of here if they have any sort of symptoms. Especially verbal ticks 2 구 217 579 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h But the really insidious part is that after they throw those women out, if they don't pick up their stuff within 7 days, it's confiscated
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    twitter post homeless woman Confiscated and sold alongside all your ing thrift stores. donations at their f The women in here? We don't get any of that sh
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    twitter post homeless woman Women's valuables and their belongings frequently go missing while in the staff's possession, and there's no recourse available. muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h Just a shrug of the shoulders and a "Welp, I dunno". And if you show any anger or indignation over it, you're out.
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    twitter post homeless woman They threw my friend out of here because she asked a staff member to keep their voice down during a call to her orthopedic surgery office. 구 152 468 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h And not only did that particular staff member throw her out, she also pulled her into her office and
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    twitter post homeless woman proceeded to of her lungs. So loudly that I could hear her in that office from outside and up the street. scream at the TOP - 1126 420 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h My friend was in tears almost the entire rest of the day. She was a nervous wreck 108 1 406 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h Of course, when we went to the higher ups for help, they all but gave my friend the middle finger
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    twitter post homeless woman The employee who screamed at and threw my friend out of here denied all wrongdoing. Nothing came of it. muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h Her job title, by the way? "Women's Advocate" 구 136 2 538 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 13h Anyway, that sort of abuse is commonplace here. They have all the power, and we have none.
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    twitter post homeless woman This place exists for one reason, and that one reason is to farm revenue from these women 177 421 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 12h Revenue through government funding. muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 12h Revenue through government funding. Revenue through cash donations. Revenue through the sale of stolen goods.
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    twitter post homeless woman They do the absolute minimum necessary to keep this place running so they can f farm cash under the guise of helping. ing 152 400 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 12h Example: They have been "working on" a kitchen here from which they intend to serve meals of some sort.
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    twitter post homeless woman It's has been in a state of "almost done!!" for six f ing years 135 1 458 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 12h The shower room has inadequate ventilation and drainage. There are pools of watery slime on the floors constantly. 108 2 325 muffins 'n milk @milknmuffins 12h The sheetrock on the ceiling is riddled with mildew. Or mold. Whatever it is, it's black.
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    twitter post homeless woman I can back this up. It isn't only their shelters. I have a family friend who worked at our local Salvation Army headquarters as a a secretary. This particular office took all the Christmas donations for children in need, put them in a warehouse, and on a designated day the staff and their friends picked through them all, taking whatever they wanted. She saw people hauling away bikes donated for specific families
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