Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

Posted: Sunday, December 05, 2010

Organization: The Salvation Army

Volunteer Coordinator: Carol Pitts

Contact Information: 586-2136

Organization Description: The miracle of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season.

Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing and toys for families in need. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid. Families of prisoners often are included.

Volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, and shelters are open for sit-down dinners. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten.

Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season, as well as people struggling with difficult family, emotional or employment problems.

Contact the Salvation Army to find out ways you can help over the holiday season.

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