Emergencies happen. Money is low and you don’t know how you are going to put gas in your vehicle. If this is the case for you, consider The Salvation Army. They may be able to provide you with a gas voucher to help you out of a tough situation. Unfortunately, gas vouchers are not that easy to come by, as the organization only has a limited amount to give to hopeful recipients. You will need to get in contact with your local Salvation Army yourself to ask if they have any and what you need to do to receive one.
The Salvation Army offers more than just gas vouchers. They may be able to provide you with cash if you need help with a car repair. However, this assistance is harder to come by. They can also provide bus vouchers for those who do not own a car. If you live in an area that has active bus lines, bus vouchers may be easier to receive.
The Salvation Army assists individuals, seniors, and families in need, no matter their religious affiliation, background, sex or race. If you are a low-income family or a senior citizen, you will likely receive help first. These situations and people are usually given priority over others. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to apply for help with the organization. They often offer additional ways to help when you need it. Some even offer counseling and long-term case management.
Unfortunately, not everyone who applies for a gas voucher will receive one. It’s still OK to apply for one if you need it, but they are limited in number and not every Salvation Army location even has a supply of them to give out. Also, someone who needs one to get to work, school or medical appointments will typically be given priority over others.
When you apply for a gas voucher, you will be set up with a caseworker who will access your situation and determine whether you are qualified or not. Be prepared to provide paperwork that shows you need help, such as current pay stubs or unemployment checks, as well as all of your household expenses.