At the mention of the phrase "Salvation Army," it's likely you'll immediately imagine a person standing outside a local store with a bell and a bright red bucket. The bell is to get your attention. The bucket is to receive your donation. But they're not just bell ringers.  The Salvation Army is an organization that works to better the lives of those in need. It helps people and families with all sorts of different needs, such as food and clothing, but the organization also offers programs for additional services. Some of the Salvation Army's main causes include youth camps, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, care for the elderly, disaster relief, abolishing human trafficking and prisoner rehabilitation.  And they survive based on people who volunteer.  I got to talk with Lt Tonia Collins about what volunteers they  need, and how you can do just about anything around the office or store.

If you'd like more information, or if you'd like to become a volunteer, you can call the Salvation Army offices at 826-5262 or visit them on their website.

Voluntarily yours,