Salvation Army celebrates volunteers in April

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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As National Volunteer Week 2024 commences, The Salvation Army isproud to celebrate the invaluable contributions of its dedicated volunteers who have tirelessly served those in need across Freeborn County. From April 21 to April 27, the social services organization will recognize the selfless efforts and unwavering commitment of its volunteers who provide essential services and support to those facing adversity.

Many Minnesotans are facing ongoing challenges. Nagging inflation has resulted in 80% of households living paycheck-to-paycheck, causing Minnesota food shelf visits to double within the last two years.

When people in need turn to The Salvation Army for assistance, it’s the extraordinary dedication and resilience of its volunteers that make their work possible.

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“The Salvation Army is deeply grateful for the selfless commitment of our volunteers, whose tireless efforts embody the spirit of service and compassion,” said Sophie Crowell, Salvation Army volunteer services director.

We are always looking for additional dedicated and caring people to help in volunteering for our community.

Capt. Marie Lewis, Albert Lea Corps officer stated, “We could not help those in need without the amazing volunteers that help us.”

During National Volunteer Week, Salvation Army extends heartfelt appreciation to each and every volunteer for their invaluable contributions to the mission of serving those in need.

“Whether it’s serving meals at our meal site, distributing groceries at food shelves, or offering emotional support during times of crisis, these volunteers are the epitome of the empathy and generosity that defines The Salvation Army’s mission,” Lewis said.

As The Salvation Army commemorates National Volunteer Week, the organization reaffirms its commitment to empowering volunteers and fostering a culture of service that uplifts individuals and strengthens communities.

For more information about The Salvation Army and how to get involved as a volunteer, please visit or call 507-373-8776 and ask for Kathy.

Contact Lewis at or at 507-373-8776 for interview inquiries.