Now and then, in life, we are blessed to be part of something amazing. That is my story. I have just had the privilege of spending almost a year employed as the bookkeeper of the Warren Corps of the Salvation Army.
Throughout the past year I have had an opportunity to really understand the financial workings, and ministry of the Salvation Army, the Warren Corps in particular. I have also witnessed the generosity of the people and businesses of Warren County.
The Salvation Army in Warren (and I'm sure globally but I am only speaking of our Warren Corps) is busy daily with meeting the needs of those who come through their doors. There is so much need. There is so much despair. There is so much to be done. I can say, with knowledge, that each day the Salvation Army works diligently to meet the needs of those who have no one else to turn to. Every donation that comes in is appreciated and used to the best of the Corps' ability to meet the needs of the needy. When you give to the Salvation Army you can be assured that people ARE being helped.
But this isn't just about the Salvation Army. This is also about the people and businesses of Warren County. It is incredible to witness the deep generosity that is shown all year through. In these tough times I witnessed the generosity of this community through kettle donations, gifts bought for needy children, food donations, items crafted with care to bless others, the list goes on. Certain things stick out in my mind, like donations of hams at Christmas. Others donated turkeys or whole meals. This summer, people donated from the excess in their gardens. The produce was used to make meals for the daily feeding program.
It is impossible to briefly describe all that I witnessed and was a part of, but my time at the Salvation Army has helped me to be a better person.
Before I worked at the Salvation Army, I knew that there was a need. Now, I understand how great that need is. Before I worked at the Salvation Army, I knew that they did good. Now, I understand just how much good they do. Before I worked at the Salvation Army, I knew that this was a great community. Now, I understand just how great this community is.