On behalf of the Board of Advisors for this area's Salvation Army, I want to offer a sincere thanks to all of you who have supported the Army. The recent Christmas kettle and Angel Tree campaigns were a tremendous success, again, thanks to the many companies, churches, and individual volunteers (too numerous to list here). The money and gifts raised in that short time provided 1,200 meals for families in this area and toys for hundreds of kids who might otherwise have gone without.
While the kettles are highly visible and Christmas care packages well known, the Army is busy every day of the year meeting the needs in our communities. They do the most good possible with the resources given and the opportunities presented to serve.
We in this five-county area are blessed with a highly effective Salvation Army corps and outstanding young officers who have devoted their lives to service. I encourage you to get to know Capts. Zach and Shelley Bell. They are always looking for new partners to carry out God's work. Your time and resources are well invested with the Salvation Army.