Creating a gift in your will for The Salvation Army is the simplest way to create a legacy of everlasting hope.

Legacy gifts provide vital, stable support for our work and whether your estate is large or small, you can make a difference for so many men, women and children in our communities, and provide hope for years to come.

After you have remembered your loved ones, please consider including The Salvation Army in your will.

How you should start

It’s probably best to begin by explaining to your family that you are thinking about leaving a gift in your will to The Salvation Army. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that your family and friends are taken care of first.

If you already have a will, review it occasionally to make sure it meets your family’s current needs. If you need to make minor changes only, you can add a codicil (that’s a technical word for ‘extra instructions’) to your will. If you do not have a will, talk to your lawyer or another trusted advisor about having one prepared. The Salvation Army strongly recommends that you seek professional advice in this very important matter.

Contact Karen Flynn, The Salvation Army’s Planned Giving Representative in Eastern Ontario to learn more about how a gift in your will can enhance your estate planning. She’s friendly, knowledgeable, and discreet. She’s here to listen to you, answer your questions and even help you determine, if you wish, which Salvation Army programs might benefit most from your support.

Here are some important things you should know as you make your decision:

  • If you do not have a will, the government could decide how your estate will be divided.
  • A will gives peace of mind to your loved ones after your death. Your family and friends will know your exact wishes; they won’t have the additional stress of wondering what you would have wanted.
  • You should appoint a trustworthy friend or relative as your executor. An executor will carry out the wishes you have made in your will.

Click here to learn more about the many ways that you can leave a meaningful gift and change lives.

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