After prison, woman finds purpose with the Salvation Army

Fifty-four-year-old LaTosha Bolton was dealt a tough hand in life, but says she’s finally making it work after finding her purpose with the Salvation Army, KETV reported.

After high school, LaTosha thought she would go to college on a cheerleading scholarship. However, her life took a much darker direction after she served three stints in prison and battled drug and alcohol addictions — all while raising five kids.

“I just want to get the message out that a second chance for people is very important, and the Salvation Army gives second chances,” LaTosha told KETV. “Be that person kids can count on.”

When she returned to the Salvation Army in 2015, that’s when she started attending church services again and renewed her sense of purpose. Now she reminds people, especially teens and young adults, that their mistakes don’t define them or determine their futures, KETV noted.

“To see someone who has a past like that and to see what she’s doing now. that speaks volumes to our young people who look up to her,” said Salvation Army Lt. Johnny Miller.

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