2017 Youth Volunteer of the Year winner: Christina Trejo
Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division
The Salvation Army is celebrating Christina Trejo (pictured), the Northern Division’s 2017 Youth Volunteer of the Year. This 18-year-old high school junior has been volunteering at the East Lake St. Salvation Army in Minneapolis since 2013, giving well over 500 hours of her time.
Despite her busy schedule with school, homework, friends and extra curricular activities, she still makes time to volunteer. Trejo says she loves The Salvation Army’s mission and wants to share it with others.
This special teenager has also been honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2016, given to those who volunteer more than 100 hours in a single year.
Trejo is especially skilled at working with the younger children in The Salvation Army programs, making sure they feel welcome and included, and helping calm behavioral issues that might pop up.
Each Sunday morning you will find Trejo making breakfast at The Salvation Army, too. She also loves helping with summer day camps, making nursing home visits and even pitches in when it’s time to clean up.
Trejo’s peers and the leaders at The Salvation Army say she has a servant’s heart and always shows Christ’s love to those around her, especially when she is volunteering.
Congratulations and thank you to Christina Trejo, our 2017 Youth Volunteer of the Year!