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We fight poverty with love

With over 30% of Las Cruces living in poverty The Salvation Army has Utility/Rent Assistance, & Food Boxes to help families through these hard times.

46.7 million Americans live below the poverty line. 60 million more live one crisis away.

Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there than their more fortunate peers.

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We are active in every zip code in America to feed, shelter, assist and equip the poor.

Poverty is so often the result of - and the catalyst for - chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids and various forms of abuse. These interconnected struggles continue year after year, and often span generations. That's why The Salvation Army works to meet the needs of the whole person through short and long-term assistance - first alleviating the symptoms of poverty and then addressing the root issues that cause it.

Poverty doesn't have to be permanent. The Salvation Army helps those in need to overcome poverty through a variety of programs.

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This Fiscal Year (Oct. 1, 2019 to September 1st, 2020)

the Las Cruces Corps helped:


131 Children given Clothing Assistance for a total of $1,915.00

111 Adults given Clothing Assistance for a total of $2,258.00

11,788 People (3,576 Families) given Food Box Assistance for a total of $454,207.64

24 Families given Furniture Assistance for a total of $3,675.75

91 People given Other Assistance (Bike, Personal Items, etc..) for a total of $1,124.53

353 People (112 Families) given Rental Utility Assistance for a total of $31,351.29

1,398 Children (699 Families) given Christmas Assistance for a total of $39,263.84



For a total of 14,351 People assisted for $611,322.48


Eligibility Guidelines

  • Must be in need
Call or click below to e-mail and verify if funds are available.
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