Day #103: Give with the Salvation Army in Fayetteville, NC

Day #103: Give with the Salvation Army in Fayetteville, NC 1

Today, we visited the Salvation Army's community center and emergency shelter in Fayetteville. All services are free, but the goal isn't to give "hand-outs." Instead, the Army wants to give "hand-ups." Their programs operate with the intention of helping people heal "physically, emotionally, and spiritually."

Here are four ways to volunteer with the Fayetteville Salvation Army:

1) Help serve meals to those in need at the homeless shelter.

2) Sort donations.

3) Sign up to ring the bell.

4) Host a toy or food drive.

Is there a Salvation Army in your community? Have you every volunteered there?

3 comments on “Day #103: Give with the Salvation Army in Fayetteville, NC”

  1. I've never volunteered with the local Salvation Army - although I shop at their thrift store and take donations there too.

    I like a ministry with the mindset of giving people a hand-up instead of simply a hand-out.

  2. I have been a bell ringer a few times. One year my best friend and I brought our instruments (and our fingerless gloves!) and played Christmas songs instead of ringing the bell. It was fun!

Our family spent 2011 traveling the USA in an RV, striving to intentionally "give every day" for the glory of God. We interviewed CEOs of nonprofits and served alongside over 40 organizations and churches.

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