This year, The Salvation Army is seeing many more people exposed to the hazards of poverty than ever before

some of them for the first time. There is a situation known as the “snowball effect” where problems start to get larger...and seem to pile on top of each other ...until you’re trying to hold off an avalanche all by yourself. If you've ever seen the bills pile on all at once, you know the stress it can create
and the problems it can cause. Far too many people succumb to the avalanche.

We want to reverse the snowball effect –and with your help, the Salvation Army can dig people in need out from under that avalanche of stress and pressure. Winter is often the hardest time of year for people in poverty heating is more expensive, and more resources are needed to combat the cold. Here in the Official Home of Winter, we want to help everyone have a safe and comfortable season.

We’re asking you to be a Snow Angel. Participation in the #SnowAngelChallenge accompanied by your
donation can relieve the  pressures weighing down on our struggling neighbors here in Onondaga County.

Once the burdens looming over our neighbors heads are lifted, good things start to happen again.  


How to help:

1. Make a snow angel and take a photo or video

2. Contribute to the Salvation Army at

3. Share your snow angel and challenge your friends to do the same