Helen came to my office recently asking if I would keep her in my prayers.
She stated that she was having exploratory surgery and needed prayer.
She then quickly left only to appear seconds later, she said we all need prayer and she does know who is really in control. All rests in Gods hands.
After Helen left, I had to smile a big smile that if anyone would have seen me, they would have questioned my sanity.
Helen is a Salvation Army volunteer, giving her time and talents to The Salvation Army in many, many ways. I, of course, will pray for Helen, but I do know her faith will carry her no matter what the outcome.
Helen is one of the most grounded people I know.
Helen volunteers in The Salvation Army food pantry. She also volunteers to ring kettle bells during the Christmas season.
Helen helps with dinners and any special program within The Salvation Army.
I then began to think of all the other volunteers, countless volunteers that help The Salvation Army right in Lycoming County each year. I think of Advisory Board members who give administrative guidance, I think of the Women's Auxiliary who help in countless ways, I think of the thrift store volunteers, I think of all those helping with the children's programs at The Salvation Army, I think of League of Mercy volunteers visiting nursing homes, I think of all those volunteers helping with Christmas food packing and distribution as well as those helping with Christmas applications, I think of Christmas kettle workers (groups and individuals), I think of the volunteers conducting food drives each year, I think of the Festival of Trees committee in making that special event a great success, I think of all the volunteers providing service during disasters within our community.
Quite a list of volunteers helping The Salvation Army, help those in need within our community.
Yes, Helen, I will pray for you and I also will pray and say a special "thank you" to all volunteers of The Salvation Army.
Sincerely your friend,
Please help by giving generously to the Sun-Gazette and the Salvation Army Santa Fund.
You can help make this a brighter holiday season for local families by making a contribution in person to any branch of M&T Bank or by mail to M&T Bank at 405 River Ave.; at the Salvation Army, 457 Market St.; or the Sun-Gazette office, 252 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
The Santa Fund is a fundraiser organized by the Sun-Gazette and the Salvation Army to help local families in need.