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.