Volunteer spotlight: Behind-the-scenes, but not forgotten
Sheila German has been volunteering at the Salvation Army Store in Grand Rapids, Minn., for two decades. Three days a week, she comes in for five hours to sort donations of shoes, jewelry, and winter wear.
“There are a lot of things to do – there’s no end,” German said.
There’s no end to the amount of good she accomplishes by volunteering, either. The Salvation Army sells the items German sorts and then uses the proceeds to help local families in need.
“Sheila is just the biggest help,” said store manager Patti Surface. “I can count on her to do absolutely anything.”
German is one of many Salvation Army volunteers who work behind the scenes to help make our mission a reality. Similar opportunities can be found at Salvation Army stores and operation centers throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. Find an opportunity where you live.
Volunteering in 10
The next time snow piles up on sidewalks and porches, plan a few extra minutes for shoveling beyond your property line. You may turn a stormy day into a much brighter one for your neighbors.