The Salvation Army of Wake County celebrates National Volunteer Week with a Dessert Party

The Salvation Army of Wake County has over seven different programs that strive to provide basic human needs for residents of WakeCounty. Between sorting clothing, organizing donations, tutoring kids, coaching teams, serving meals, stacking cans, and helping during Christmas, volunteers gave over 55,000 hours of their time in 2013. To show their appreciation during National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, the Salvation Army of Wake County will hosted a dessert party on Tuesday, April 8 at the Judy D. Zelnak Center of Hope at 1863 Capital Blvd. Volunteers and their families came in between 3pm-6pm for a sweet treat including a candy bar and home baked goods from the staff.

“Our volunteers are so compassionate and are extremely committed to giving back. The dessert party was a small gesture, but we wanted to offer them the chance to come relax and enjoy a sweet treat with the staff!” says Volunteer Coordinator, Ives Maready. Maready goes on to explain that not only did guests get a sneak peak at the Wake Smiles Dental Clinic, but the first ten families will received a copy of Mike Yankowski’s Under the Overpass, which initiated The Salvation Army’s i2i movement. Yankowski will also be the guest speaker at the annual appreciation dinner in May. 

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