To the editor,


Because I believe in The Salvation Army’s mission and community commitment, I voluntarily serve as The Salvation Army service unit chair in Phelps County.


In Rolla, where The Salvation Army does not have uniformed personnel or a corps community center building, local volunteers, like myself, have formed a committee to represent the Army.


Each year we are able to provide assistance to people in need year round, not just during Christmas.


To the editor,

Because I believe in The Salvation Army’s mission and community commitment, I voluntarily serve as The Salvation Army service unit chair in Phelps County.
In Rolla, where The Salvation Army does not have uniformed personnel or a corps community center building, local volunteers, like myself, have formed a committee to represent the Army.
Each year we are able to provide assistance to people in need year round, not just during Christmas.
With the  season of joy and happiness in full swing, my number one wish is to encourage everyone who can to share a gift with others less fortunate.
The sight of Salvation Army kettles and bell ringers may remind us to be thankful for what we have to think of others who may not have as much.
They need your help. Please help by supporting The Salvation Army this season.
By giving to The Salvation Army this holiday season, you will contribute to several vital community programs, including local benevolence, Thanksgiving baskets, disaster services, nursing home visitation, and Christmas gift distribution for those in need.
Please know that The Salvation Army works efficiently to put your donations to work and that your contributions help provide a hand up, not a hand out, to someone who seeks The Salvation Army’s assistance.
Thank you for your past and continued support. With your help, The Salvation Army is able to make a difference.


Mike West
Salvation Army Phelps County Service Unit Chairperson