Monday kicks of National Salvation Army Week, and staff at local chapters are showing their support for all the volunteers who help out.
YAKIMA, WA - Monday kicks of National Salvation Army Week, and staff at local chapters are showing their support for all the volunteers who help out.
This is the 61st National Salvation Army Week.President Eisenhower started the annual celebration back in 1954 to show support for all the donors and volunteers that work year-round to give back to people in need.
Major Jack Smith with the Salvation Army in Yakima said this week is an important time for the organization because it reminds people that giving knows no season.
“They forget through the course of the year, that those funds run out and we always can use a shot in the arm to help us be able to help others," Major Smith said.
This week there are several events happening in our area for Salvation Army Week.
On Tuesday there is a Salvation Army open house from 9:00am to 11:00am at the organization’s office in Pasco.
On Wednesday there is a lunch a Y-V Tech in Yakima starting at noon, and on Thursday there is a luncheon at the Shilo Inn in Richland starting at noon.