Salvation Army Presents Making a Difference Community Service Pin to Tambra Redden

Dec 15, 2022 | by The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army's Major Kevin Cedervall presented Columbian Tambra Redden with The Salvation Army's Making a Difference Community Service Award, recognizing her work to make our community a better place. Tambra is manager of The Salvation Armor Harbor House, Columbia's oldest homeless shelter and still the only one that serves adults with children, as well as single men and women. Tambra arguably spends more time and gives more support to people living unsheltered than anyone else in our community; she is making a difference for people desperately in need.

To learn a bit more about Tambra, we have her answers to our 10 Questions.

  1. How would you describe yourself to a new friend? Caring, compassionate, honest, reliable, and very happy and humble.
  2. What is something you would like people to know about you? I am a restorative-type person who finds good in all situations.
  3. What is a community issue you especially care about? Helping to end homelessness for families.
  4. What is something fun on your bucket list that you want to make sure you do? Try sushi.
  5. What are you good at that might surprise people? Playing basketball with youth.
  6. What kind of kid were you? (Old spirit) I was raised by my grandmother, so I was very well mannered.
  7. Who is a personal hero of yours? Mrs. Beulah Ralph. She was the founder of the Home School Communicator Program (CPS), who taught me to be assertive with grace.
  8. What is something you would change about Columbia? That there is not a lot of mentor support/organizations that support youth.
  9. What is a guilty pleasure for you? Extra butter popcorn.
  10. What do you wish you knew how to do? Sew, so I could make my own clothes.

Want to nominate someone for a Making a Difference Community Service Award? Here is the form:


Here are other award recipients.

Erica Dickson

John Trapp

Tami Benus

Mark Palmer

Teri Walden




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