Now, I’m the production supervisor in the warehouse. At first, I was an assistant manager but I started as a volunteer.
My job is to make sure everything we get from our donors is treated with special care. The donations we get helps pay for the program and puts a smile on someone’s face when they buy it in the store.
Nothing is more exciting than putting a donation out in our store that brings joy to someone in need. But everything we get in donation benefits the men and women in this program: another meal, another bed, and everything they need for a transformation in their own life.
The Salvation Army makes the men and women comfortable so they can focus on what they need to do to live a changed life.
The reason why I love coming to work is that I get to encourage the men and women in the program. I show them the joy of giving back what was so freely offered to me.
I love speaking solutions into other’s lives. I can offer them an easier path. I tell them to stick around and wait for the miracle to happen.
In order for me to speak a solution, I have to walk it.
I have to come in joy.”
~ All the photos in this story were taken by John Docter. ~
Everything you donate to or buy from a Salvation Army Family store helps men and women just like Jerry get no-fee drug and alcohol rehabilitaiton in a structured group setting that focuses on helping them become the individual God created them to be.
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