Volunteers make We Speak Hope a huge success

As part of National Salvation Week, We Speak Hope brought nearly 150 volunteers together in uptown Charlotte to help those in need.

Tons of school supplies, toiletries and snacks were spread out along the concourse of BB&T Ballpark, where everyone helped put together packages for The USO, MEDIC, the Boys & Girls Clubs, and The Center of Hope for Women and Children.

“It just gets better every year and we fine tune the planning, logistics and execution,” said Major Larry Broome, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. “It could not have been a better day uptown at the ball park.”

Nearly 2,000 bags were filled during the event. Four hundred toiletry kits were put together for women and children at The Center of Hope. Seven hundred bags of school supplies went to Boys & Girls Club members around Charlotte. And 800 care packs were made for The USO and MEDIC.

“I hope everyone felt good about their participation,” said Broome. “You see a little bit of our compassion in action for the [Salvation] Army in our community.”

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