Erich Newson’s mother was unable to attend his Pathway of Hope graduation in Morgantown, West Virginia, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so she watched the event on YouTube from her home in Florida.
“She called and told me I’m a completely changed man. She started crying, and I started crying,” said Newson, a single Dad who started with The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope two years ago. “I am so thankful. I give glory to God – through him, all things are possible – but (social services worker) April Shaver was the tool God used, and the Pathway of Hope enabled me to be where I am right now.”