This week is Nation Salvation Army Week, a great time to give all the hardworking volunteers the credit they deserve for being the “Army behind the Army.”
Without volunteers The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte would not be able to serve more than 8,000 families during Christmas, serve more than 430,000 meals to those in need, or mentor more than 1,500 youth at our Boys and Girls Clubs. Last year, more than 9,000 volunteers gave in excess of 34,000 hours of their time! Some sped to the disaster in Columbia, SC to provide food, water and spiritual support to the survivors of the historic flooding. Others helped stuff 11,000 bags full of toys so children had presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Whatever the need, our volunteers always show up with a smile, ready to serve.
"It's all about helping make sure those not as fortunate as we are know that God loves them,” Reverend Powell, from Greater Mt.Zion Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas. A group from Greater Mt. Zion has a regular appointment, serving women and children at the Salvation Army Center of Hope. They are one group of many, giving of their free time to speak hope into the lives of people who need it most.
Thank you to every person who answered the call to help and not just give their time, but their love and compassion.
There are countless ways for you to give back through to the community through The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. Visit our Volunteer Page to learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities.