Apr 25, 2022


April, 2022

Cassie Webb, A Danville resident, has been volunteering with the Salvation Army of Vermilion County in Danville, IL. for years.  She stepped up to officially manage the food pantry, a 20+ hour a week volunteer initiative, after she retired 3 years ago. Cassie is a strong, respectable black woman in Danville with a big laugh and an even bigger personality.

Cassie is a member of the Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church and she has served as an Usher, Janitor, and on the missionary board since 1974.

She chooses to volunteer her time with the Salvation Army because she loves the support that the organization provides to those in her community.  She believes in the mission to serve those in need, in His name, without discrimination, which is very near and dear to her heart.  This is what motivated her to be a dedicated volunteer for The Salvation Army in Danville every week.  The experience has given her great purpose and sense of community for years.

“Before Covid, we served up to 100 people daily in the food pantry.  Then people were fearful of getting sick or they were receiving enough government assistance, that we saw the numbers decrease.  Now, in 2022, because of inflation, we experience a surge of newcomers at the food pantry, serving 50+ people each week again, but with less volunteers.” She said.

Cassie has 5 biological children and 3 children she took in after her sister passed away in 2003 which she considered her children as well, totally 8 children she has raised by herself in Danville. Cassie also has 19 grand children and 6 great grandchildren with another on the way.

In her free time, Cassie loves to fish and bowl, but she keeps busy and hasn’t done a lot of either lately due to covid and her other personal commitments which she views as priorities in her life.  She says she can’t wait to go fishing and plans to revisit both soon!

The Salvation Army is seeking 1-2 more strong volunteers to help in the pantry 1-2 days/week.  They especially need ‘muscle’ to do the lifting of heavier items and carrying packages of food to cars, as well as helping with the pickup and delivery of food items for set up at the facility every week.



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