Salvation Army Celebrates Volunteer Efforts

May 18, 2018 | by Lt. Blake Fewell

On Wednesday, May 16, The Salvation Army celebrated the efforts of its many volunteers during its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. This year, the dinner was held during National Salvation Army Week and several volunteers were awarded for their commitment and service to The Salvation Army.

“The Salvation Army couldn’t do many things without dedicated volunteers to help. We are so proud of those who continually give back through volunteering to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Lt. Blake Fewell, the corps officer of The Salvation Army.

Two bell ringing awards were presented during the celebration. The first went to the Marion Police Department for winning the annual Guns and Hoses ring-off between the Marion Police Department and the Marion Fire Department. The second award went to the Marion Kiwanis Club for raising the most donations out of the various service clubs in the community.

This year, the Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Ronald Walters, a dedicated volunteer of The Salvation Army. Mr. Walters has given time and energy by serving on The Salvation Army’s Corps Council, helping with various projects around The Salvation Army facility, and serving in other leadership roles such as Stewardship Secretary and Men’s Ministries President.

“We are grateful for each one of our volunteers,” added Lt. Fewell. “We can always use more volunteers to help us continue Doing Good in the Grant County community.”

To find out more about giving back through volunteering, click here.

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