Man In A Box Chronicles: Ta’Ha & Adam’s Struggle Up The Coast
Next week, 100.7 STAR is doing an enormous promotion with The Salvation Army of Pittsburgh. Flick will be living in an 8×4 plexiglass box from Tuesday to Thursday to raise awareness for homelessness in our city.
The Salvation Army, traditionally, is what we all think of when someone says ‘red kettle’. But this organization does SO much more. Last week, we had the opportunity to talk to a few people who have been helped the Salvation Army.
Ta’Ha and Adam started their life as a normal family– Ta’Ha was employed by the Department of Health for the state of Florida and had a Political Science degree from the University of Florida. Her husband was also gainfully employed.
The recession of 2008-2009 meant layoffs for the couple and an awakening into a life they had never known. Ta’Ha and Adam were unemployed and raising a 7 year-old son when there world came crashing down.
After moving around Florida trying to find work, they left the only place they had ever known to go to Ohio to try again at making a life. They both had various jobs in Ohio, nothing that stuck and were only meant to pay the bills at the time. They made a decision to move to Pittsburgh in hopes to find a career and a new opportunity.
When they came to Pittsburgh, they researched agencies that helped in families in similar situations. The Salvation Army of Pittsburgh was where they landed and what ultimately saved their lives.
They entered the Salvation Army’s shelter in June and by the end of July, both Ta’Ha & Adam were both employed and living independently of the Army.
The organization helped them with everything including housing, employment, and budgeting.
Ta’Ha & Adam are now expecting their second child and are excited to start this new chapter.
Click here to see photos from both inside and outside the box at Man In A Box.
Read real-life stories of people helped by the Salvation Army. Click here.
Watch Flick as he lives in a box at PPG Place to raise awareness of homelessness in Western PA. Click here to watch.
How You Can Help
Please join The Salvation Army on the front lines of compassion, fighting the good fight against despair. Your contribution is an investment in futures, because what it ultimately provides is a sense of hope for those who have none.
Our goal is to help the Salvation Army raise $10,000 to help the homeless in Western Pennsylvania. Please help us reach that goal. Click here to donate online.
Text to Donate
Text GIVEPGH to 80888 to make a $10 donation to The Salvation Army*. $10 will provide 3 hot meals to a homeless person.
*You will receive a confirmation text back.