Do You Have What It Takes?

Last year, 100 people went Down for the Challenge to fight homelessness (watch here). Do you have what it takes to join us this year on May 17? All money raised for Down for the Challenge will support The Salvation Army’s housing and homeless prevention programs in the Kansas City Metro Area. These programs are a lifeline for those experiencing homelessness, helping people and families to secure safe housing and a brighter future.

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Rappelling for a Cause

Homelessness is on the rise and The Salvation Army is meeting the need, but we need your help.

On any given night in Kansas City, nearly 20,000 men, women and children find themselves houseless, a number that has increased in recent years.

For every $1,000 a rappeler raises a life can be transformed. This money provides:

  • Rent/mortgage assistance that prevents a family from being evicted.
  • Safe and dignified emergency shelter, meals, and related care for 17 individuals.
  • 4,200 meals to help families in need stretch their budgets and remain in their home.

Registration is Open!

Register as soon as possible! $1,000 donated or raised secures your spot to go Down For The Challenge!

Down for the Challenge Begins in…


Real Life Story

The Robinson family was forced to live in a hotel after their landlord abruptly sold their rental home. With husband and father, Kenneth, having been laid off not long before this, their hotel funds quickly ran out. The Robinsons contacted The Salvation Army’s Saint Joseph Corps, who immediately took them into their shelter.

The Robinsons were not only given a fully furnished place to live, they were given a second chance.

Their previous landlord wrongfully evicted them so other landlords were reluctant to rent to the Robinsons. However, The Salvation Army refused to give up. “They fought for us,” said Amanda. The Saint Joseph Corps’ staff contacted property after property until they found a wonderful landlord who told the Robinsons he believed in second chances. The Salvation Army was able to donate furniture to their new house as a moving-in present.

Kenneth has found employment as a chef, and Amanda works in housekeeping at a nursing home, hoping to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the near future. The kids are loving their new home and having their own rooms while attending school and regular activities The Salvation Army hosts.

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