Salvation Army Presents Making a Difference Community Service Pin to John Trapp

Oct 31, 2022 | by The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army's Major Kevin Cedervall has presented Columbia advocate for people living unsheltered with the Making a Difference Community Service Award. The award recognizes those who make a significant contribution to the lives of their fellow Columbians.

Trapp provides a variety of services to our local community of people living unsheltered, working with the City of Columbia, The District, and others. As much or more than anybody in Columbia, Trapp spends his time on the frontlines of the war against poverty, working to uplift people in desperate need.

Trapp provided answers to the following 10 questions, allowing us to get to know him a big better.

  1. How would you describe yourself to a new friend? I love to try new experiences and am always up for an adventure.
  2. What is something you would like people to know about you? Sometimes my compassion is overshadowed by my brutal honesty. If you really don't want my opinion, it may be best not to ask.
  3. What is a community issue you especially care about? Homelessness
  4. What is something fun on your bucket list that you want to make sure you do? I have canoed half of the lower Missouri River, definitely want to do the other half.
  5. What are you good at that might surprise people? I love to cook, especially Asian cuisines, and like to experiment with fermented foods.
  6. What kind of kid were you? Growing up in the country, I was outside for all of my free time. This made me somewhat shy and feral.
  7. Who is a personal hero of yours? This changes day to day, but today I will choose labor leader and antiwar activist, Eugene V. Debs.
  8. What is something you would change about Columbia? Columbia is a great city, but we really need a much improved public transit system.
  9. What is a guilty pleasure for you? Concerts. I don't have a problem traveling as far as Indianapolis or Louisville to catch my favorite band.
  10. What do you wish you knew how to do? Play an instrument.

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