Salvation Army needs volunteers for Christmas season

Christmas presents the perfect opportunity for people to donate their time, skills and resources to those who are less fortunate.

By Dina Kennedy

When it comes to cooking up a Thanksgiving dinner the volunteers and the staff at The Salvation Army know how to put on a big spread.

A total of 152 hungry people showed up to enjoy a turkey dinner.

While most of us sat down to a traditional Thanksgiving feast, vulnerable people such as low income earners, the elderly on fixed income and people experiencing homelessness, Thanksgiving is a day where limited food and lack of money and resources is even more obvious.

With Thanksgiving gone and Christmas just around the corner, for those of us who lead comfortable lives the season presents the perfect opportunity for us to donate our time, skills and resources to those who are less fortunate.

Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life?  Do you want to give back to your community but not sure where to start?  Consider volunteering with The Salvation Army.  Our volunteer programs provide various opportunities to interact with clients, customers and staff.   A volunteer adds that special touch, an extra smile and willing pair of hands to help make a difference in that persons day or even in that week.  We can help you find the right fit in one of our many ministry areas.

Please consider volunteering in the following areas:

Christmas kettle shifts 2 hours Nov. 14 through to Dec. 24 call Sandra Dickson at 250-392-1072  or Captain Ben Lippers at 250-302-2971.

Christmas hampers and toy distribution is on Dec. 18. Call Captain Isobel Lippers at 250-392-2423, ext. 214.

People/businesses can sponsor a family for Christmas by purchasing food and toys. Please call 250-392-2423, ext. 214.

Help cook, serve and clean Dec. 25 Christmas dinner at noon. Please call 250-392-2423, ext. 214.

Food bank: stocking shelves, sorting food supplies, making up food hampers.  Please call 250-392-2423, ext. 213.

Soup Kitchen:  prep cooks, cooks, washing dishes and serving food to our friends.  Please call 250-392-2423, ext. 208.

Thrift store:  sorting of goods, pricing and organizing wares. Please call 250-392-2423, ext. 201.

Drop In:  coffee counter, socializing with our friends from our community.  Please call Tamara Robinson 250-392-2423, ext. 208.











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