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Volunteerism rocks!

“You [volunteers] all play a vital role in The Salvation Army and for that, I thank you. God bless you all.”

— General André Cox
International leader of The Salvation Army

Recently, General André Cox paid tribute to the men and women who volunteer their service to help advance the Army’s mission around the world.

In the aftermath of the hurricanes that hit the Caribbean, Mexico, and the southern United States last year, he acknowledged how volunteers were “quickly on the scene, distributing drinks and food as well as emotional and spiritual support.”

In our next SAconnects magazine, we’ll share stories that reveal how volunteerism is alive and well in our territory.

Commissioner Robert A. Watson, former national commander, wrote in his book Leadership Secrets of The Salvation Army: The Most Effective Organization in the U.S., “Volunteerism can be exhausting, emotional work.

“Yet, their conversations are not about how depressing the experience had been. Just the opposite. They talk about how their own lives had been changed for the better by the opportunity to help.”

Please join us in April and discover why, in some places, the volunteer experience is so rewarding that many people sign a waiting list to participate!

We pray you’ll be so inspired, you’ll roll up your sleeves this year and do the important work that adds quality of life and cohesiveness to communities.

— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief

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