Thank You, Volunteers!
Happy National Volunteer Week! The Salvation Army would like to recognize and thank all our volunteers who have dedicated their time to us.
Volunteers are our partners in Doing the Most Good and are crucial to The Salvation Army upholding its mission of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting human needs in His name without discrimination. No matter the time of year, volunteers are the heart of our team and are always needed.
Helping with tasks big or small truly makes a difference and helps to change lives. The service and commitment of our volunteers enable The Salvation Army to provide food and necessities to families facing a shortage, reach out to the elderly and those facing hardship in our communities, be a place of love and support for children, make the holidays a time of joy for those in need, and give hope to those facing disaster.
In 2021, 3,600 volunteers donated a combined 12,736 hours of their time to come alongside our neighbors in Kent County. Each individual and every hour represents a positive impact on our community.
These individuals touched nearly every program and service we offer, including providing much-needed help to Divisional Headquarters, the Kroc Center and Fulton Heights Corps Community Centers, Kent County Social Services, Housing Assessment Program, and Turning Point Programs. Some of the tasks they aided in included sorting toys at our Angel Tree site and distributing them to families, and organizing and delivering food at our food pantry.
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"The toy shop is like the world to some people, and that's what makes this whole process worthwhile, at least for me. People are here to get a gift for a child that probably wasn't going to get something, and at the end of the day, that's what hits home. This is my way of giving back, and it makes me feel good that I'm able to help out in this situation. I feel that it makes a difference." - Hector, Angel Tree Toy Drive volunteer of over 11 years