Social Sercurity told me to contact salvation army to get help with a utility bill
Social Security told me that th Gastonia NC Salvation Army serves Gaston,Lincoln,Cleveland Counties.
I called them and they said we don't serve your county, After I told her that social security told me different she said oh yes we serve your county.
I received a shutoff notice to be shutoff on 09/15/2008. I first called salvation army on 09/09/2009 I was told that Nancy Landerman was gone to lunch this was at 11:30am. They took my name and number and said that Nancy Landerman would call me when she comes back from lunch, The day past with no returned call back. The next day I called around 9:30am and was told that nancy Landerman was in a meeting I was tranferred to her voice mail where I left a message telling her that my shutoff was for monday 09/15/2008.
She didn't call me, I called later and the lady who answered said we do the appointments on monday for that week. I explained to her that my light bill would be shutoff on monday and that I have 2 kids.
On friday 09/12/2008 I called and ask for nancy Landerman once again, The lady who answered sounded like she had her mouth full and was laughing.
She said Nancy Landerman was in a board meeting.
Anyways Nancy Landerman never called me back, SO THANKS TO NANCY me and my kids went without power for 3 days.
Than we had to beg churches etc to get enough money to pay a deposit and the past due amount to have our power turned back on.
I hope and pray that Nancy Landerman luck turns bad, Maybe a flat tire in a bad area or her house gets flooded etc.
She is wasting money that is donated to salvation army, Im sure she is way over paid and gets to take trips all over the USA at the expense of someone else. To think of all the waste the salvation army wastes is insane.
I use to work at salvation army, The board members are doctors,lawyers,dentists, etc. When I worked there I remember one time I was ask to work on a sunday and I was paid to move a member of the board who just happen to be a dentist, So I was paid with salvation army money too use the salvation army delivery van to move furniture from his office to his home and was told to not tell anyone.
Also to ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO DONATE TO THE SALVATION ARMY,The people who work there get first pick at the donations. The stuff for sale in the salvation army stores are stuff the employees didn't want, I mean all the employees including those at the office.
Also people who donate the salvation army throws away alot of your donated items. I cannot count how many trips I made to the landfill. It is sad because alot of good stuff clothes etc that could have been given to people in need is going to the land fills.
The people in the office are way over paid, As for the employees at the stores are way under paid. It is the stores who pay the employees wages.
So the office workers are over paid but the stores employees are the ones who pay those wages, By picking up items been given to them and selling such items in store.
Alot of food that is donated to the salvation army food shelter is taken home by employees working at the shelter and office.
I can tell you aaaaaaaalot of stuff that goes on at the salvation army and most people that donate has no clue.
Please people if you want to donate, do so with a organization who will give where it is needed like your local christian minitisry
GASTONIA, North Carolina