Salvation Army gets support from Rotary

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kim May, director of the Salvation Army Service Center in Troy, was the guest speaker at the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday.

May said the Rotarians are dedicated supporters of the Salvation Army and are well aware of the many good things that Salvation Army does. So, she was there to thank them for their support and to ask for their continued support in what continues to be difficult economic times.

“We have many requests for assistance in just about every way,” May said. “We depend a lot on our Red Kettle campaign to meet those needs.”

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The Brundidge Rotarians participate annually in the Red Kettle campaign and last year contributed more than $3,000 in Kettle donations to the fundraiser.

“Without the help of you guys, the Salvation Army couldn’t do all that we do to assist people in Pike County who are in need,” May said. “We are very appreciative of your support.”

The 2012 Red Kettle campaign will begin on Nov. 17 and conclude on Dec. 24.

“We don’t ring bells on Thanksgiving day or on Sundays,” May said. “The Brundidge Rotarians are our bell ringers in Brundidge and they ring on Fridays and Saturdays at the Brundidge Piggly Wiggly. We are looking forward to having the Rotarians as bell ringers again this year.”

The holiday season is the time when assistance requests greatly increase at the Salvation Army Service Center.

“We help meet those requests with our Angel Tree and we’ll soon have angels for adoption,” May said.

“We hang angels on our tree and encourage people to adopt an angel and make Christmas bright for these little angels.”

The Salvation Army in Troy will provide an additional opportunity for those who want to participate in the joy of giving this Christmas season.

“We’ll have a ‘Fill the Truck’ project on Dec. 8 and give people the opportunity to fill the truck with toys for children who otherwise would not have presents at Christmastime,” May said. “The Salvation Army always welcomes volunteers and is greatly appreciative of donations of items for the Thrift Store and, of course, monetary donations.

“The Salvation Army is here to help the people of Pike County. When you support the Salvation Army, you are helping people right here at home, your friends and neighbors.”

For more information about the Red Kettle campaign or to volunteer as a bell ringer, visit the Salvation Army Service Center and Thrift Store at 509 South Brundidge Street in Troy or call 334-808-1069.