|The Police vs. Fire competition|
As the volunteer coordinator, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who were willing to give of their time just so others could have a Merry Christmas. As I was thanking our volunteers it blew my mind when they started thanking me! The people who stood on their feet all day in a freezing warehouse were thanking me for this experience? Wow. I thought the cold or exhaustion had finally started getting to them. Then I realized something that everyone at The Salvation Army already knew. We truly have the most amazing volunteers in the world.
If you gave any of your time to us this holiday season or even this year, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn’t do it without you!
|Without our volunteer food sorters|
our staff would have to work DAYS
to get the job done!
Thank you so much!Type of Activity Volunteers Hours ServedBell Ringing 403 2250Angel Tree 196 784Christmas Eve Meal 38 76Gift Sorting 99 396Checking Bags 33 122Distribution 838 3392Food Sorting 222 667Food Packing 373 1119Total Volunteers 2,202 8,806