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As lava flows toward Hawaii town, Salvation Army is prepared to help
October 30, 2014 – | No Comment

According to the Weather Channel, hot, molten lava from the Kilauea volcano is slowing creeping toward 900 homes in the city of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Thankfully, Salvation Army personnel are already prepared to respond with food and water for displaced residents, emergency management workers and volunteers through the use of our mobile kitchen – called a “canteen.”

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50 years of Bell Ringing earns Rotary of Albuquerque an award!

Submitted by on January 16, 2014 – No Comment

Salvation Army Lt. Mark Stearns awards a Golden Kettlel to the Albuquerque Rotary

Salvation Army Lt. Mark Stearns awards a Golden Kettlel to the Albuquerque Rotary

Once Christmas and New Years Day are behind us, Salvation Army officers and staff can take a few days off to rest up and re-group.

Now, many of our local Salvation Army officers are making the rounds to thank their faithful volunteers who make Christmas possible for so many folks in need in their communities.

Lt. Mark Stearns in Albuquerque, New Mexico recently had a big thank you to make to a Rotary Club that’s been raising money at the red kettles for 50 years! And, the President of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque has been ringing the bell for 45 of those 50 years.

In deep appreciation, Lt. Stearns presented the club leadership with a Golden Kettle award to honor their long service!

:: If you like stories about long-serving volunteers, check out the wonderful NBC Nightly News story about Merrill Fie and his family in Denver, Colorado. Fie has been volunteering at the kettle for almost 60 years. Here’s a link to the story online.

Across the Western US there are a million thank yous to be made! We thank God for the people, companies, clubs, school groups, and families who use their time and treasure to bless others during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.


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