I am sure you cannot do your work without countless volunteers. I know The Salvation Army could not do their work and fulfill their mission either without that special help from others. There are many ways to describe a volunteer. One that comes to mind is "to offer oneself or one's service for some undertaking or purpose."
This morning a woman came to my office wanting to help this Christmas season, wanting to ring the bell at The Salvation Army's Christmas kettles.
I asked her what prompted her visit. She stated she believes in the purpose and the mission of The Salvation Army. She stated she knew that The Salvation Army has been in our community for many years and has a good history of helping those in need.
She is now retired and is ready to devote additional hours to volunteering. She is ready to make a difference.
She is scheduled to ring next week at one of our Christmas kettle stands. We thanked her for coming to The Salvation Army and for being part of our volunteer Christmas effort. If there are others within our community that would like to help with our Christmas effort, Santa, we hope that they will not hesitate to call The Salvation Army. They too can make a difference.
We thank all the countless volunteers that do help. The mission of The Salvation Army could not be fulfilled without their efforts. Talk to you soon.
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.