Behind the Shield: Linda Chapin, Milwaukee Co. Advisory Board Member
Linda Chapin has been on The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County Advisory Board for 4 years. She spends most of her time supporting the work of Echelon MKE as well as the social service opportunities. Linda works at Johnson Controls (JCI), and believes in the importance of giving back to the communities in which we live and work. As a leader in the company, she is encouraged to give her time and talents to a local Board and she sought out The Salvation Army because she believes in the good work the organization does daily. Read more about Linda below:
Q. How did you first learn about The Salvation Army?
A. Actually I “grew up” in the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is a faith based organization and this was my family’s Church home growing up in Chicago. From an early age I learned about the importance of serving where there is the greatest need and respecting each individual.
A. The variety of areas that the Army serves, the diversity of its programs and commitment to its mission. It’s all good!
Q. What has been your favorite experience at The Salvation Army?
A. I really enjoy ringing the bells at Christmas time. Puts me in the holiday spirit!
Q. What is one thing you believe the world should know about The Salvation Army?
A. It really follows its mission of going to where the need is greatest. Meeting people where they are at.
Q. What are 3 words you would use to describe The Salvation Army?
A. Mercy, Hope, Truth
Q. What is your favorite project to work on?
A. I enjoyed working on our recent Red Kettles on the Red Carpet Gala. It was a lot of fun to see our first gala ever come together to raise money for a good cause.
Q. Is there anything you’d like to add?
A. The Milwaukee Salvation Army started the Chaplaincy Program which is now being used by other parts of the US. It’s a very impactful program that provides support in the community during tragic situations. It’s a strong example of how the community and the Salvation Army can come together to solve a problem.
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