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#NationalVolunteerWeek is a great opportunity to thank ALL our volunteers for DOING THE MOST GOOD, and for supporting our many programs with the gift of their time. The Salvation Army truly could not function without our volunteers!

While every volunteer deserves much recognition, this week we want to acknowledge the following groups and individuals who, by example, stand for all who give so much of themselves:
The first award for Christmas Group Volunteer of the Year goes to Erskine College. Students sacrificed their winter break to help organize our warehouse and help with the Angel Tree distribution. On behalf of the students, John Kennerly accepted the award from Major Stan Colbert, with a promise that they will return this Christmas.
The second Christmas Group Volunteer of the Year Award goes to Detachment 1075 of The Marine Corp League. Under the direction of George Gerdes, their Toys for Tots campaign collected 34,653 toys for The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program in 2016, an all time record. The dedication, energy and generosity in their hearts made it possible for 6,105 children to have a very Merry Christmas.
Gerald Jones is our Christmas Volunteer of the Year. He has been leading the Angel Tree Program in Stokes County for the past 6 years.
Our Program Group of the Year award goes to The Summit Church. For over ten years, this group led by Gina Newnum, has faithfully volunteered to cook meals for our Center of Hope residents.
Dr. Ray Clarke is honored as the Individual Program Volunteer of the Year for his work with the children at the Boys & Girls Clubs.
We are so grateful for all of our volunteers and offer a number of opportunities to serve! To volunteer with us, VOLUNTEER NOW above!

Trust the Whisper | An inspirational talk about believing in yourself and something bigger by “The Hundred Story Home”author Kathy Izard.
Date: Monday, May 22, 2017, 10 am, Centenary United Methodist Church Auditorium, 646 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Hosted by Centenary United Methodist Church Circle 6,Merry Readers: Amanda Budd, Beth Duckett, Deborah Gardner, Susan Gordon, Cathy Guidetti, Buff Perry, Rosemary Pulliam, Karen Shearin, Wynn Tanner, and Elizabeth Welch


ribbonThe Salvation Army Celebrates Grand ReOpening of Family Store

The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem celebrated the Grand ReOpening of The Salvation Army Family Store at 2688 Peters Creek Parkway on Friday, March 17. The ceremony included a ribbon cutting ceremony with Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines, Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem Area Commander Major Stan Colbert, Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem Advisory Board Chair Jack Sutton, Salvation Army Divisional Secretary for Business Major Elizabeth Birks, and Family Store Manager Amy Gobble. Also on hand for the festivities were the Wake Forest University Demon Deacon, Salvation Army Academy of Music and Arts Brass Ensemble, and even a St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun. Guests and customers enjoyed punch and St. Patrick's Day themed snacks as they shopped the newly remodeled store, which features a greatly expanded clothing selection perfect for "thrifters". Shoppers also got the opportunity to draw from the leprechaun's "Pot of Gold" to receive extra discounts off their purchases. Veterans and students may now receive discounts on purchases every day of the week and Mondays are "Seniors Days", with seniors 54 and older receiving 25% off their entire purchase every Monday.

HOMEGROWN: Growing Together, The local Boys & Girls Club is teaching kids how to grow veggies, fruits, even fibers. Winston-Salem Monthly, March 30, 2017.

pfhThe goal of Pit Stops for Hope is to defeat childhood hunger in the state of North Carolina.

Because no child should go hungry, Richard Childress Racing Pit Crews teamed up with The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem and Second Harvest NWNC to raise funds by auctioning off items every NASCAR fan should cherish.

100% of the donations received from various efforts go directly to feed those in need. Since June 2013, PS4H has donated over $90k to help food insecure NC families!

To learn more and see items for sale, visit the Pitstops for Hope website, visit them on facebook, or follow them on twitter.

NEW! State of the States Report 2015, by the Center for American Progress | Poverty and Opportunity in the States: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | By Rachel West and Jackie Odum, February 2016

The Winter 2017 Newsletter is out!

The State of America's Children - a Report by The Children's Defense Fund

Every Fourth Child ... Still A WRAL documentary on poverty in North Carolina

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