Augusta, GA– It’s a way to celebrate the 125th year of the Salvation Army in Georgia: thanking the volunteers who make the work of the Army possible.
From volunteers at the Family Thrift Stores, to Red Kettle bell ringers and soup kitchen servers, these people give countless hours and resources to help make our community a better place. And today, the staff at Augusta’s Salvation Army said, “Thanks!”
Major Tony Perez accepted a check for $25,500 from local car dealers for the December Car Challenge.
Andy Jones, from the Jones Auto Group and an Advisory Board Member, presented the check. Jones also took home an honor himself: top grossing kettle at the Kettle Kick-Off in November, for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Major Perez says volunteering is about getting out of your comfort zone and getting into God’s compassion zone.
“We have over 180 volunteers who we are saying ‘thanks’ to. They help us so much from feeding the hungry to being able to provide clothing and blankets – at our Christmas warehouse they come and put together all the toys and everything… all those things are so important to our organization can’t do it without our great volunteers.”
Congratulations to Trisha Burger, honored today as Volunteer of the Year for her 3,000-plus hours logged at the North Augusta Family Thrift Store.