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THE SALVATION ARMY SAYS THANK YOU TO
(Major Lydia Pearson, with volunteers
from Bridgeport Fire Department)
BRIDGEPORT – Major Lydia
Pearson, Bridgeport Corps Officer, welcomed her "elite group of volunteers,"
guests from Divisional Headquarters, Advisory Board members, and friends, to
her Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday evening, February 6th, at
the Bridgeport Corps on Elm Street. The opening remarks were brief so that
Major Pearson could get right to the business at-hand…
"thanking the volunteers."
Individuals and groups were recognized for the following activities: Bell
Ringing, Advisory Board participation, Target Back-to-School Shopping Spree,
Food Pantry, Angel Tree, Emergency Disaster Services, general Cleanup and
Maintenance, and Church Activities.
The volunteers that were awarded certificates were: Shirley Evans, Dr.
Gladys Gress, Sarah Burns, Robert Deibert, Michael Richards, Bridgeport Fire
Department, Bridgeport Rotary Club, Bridgeport Kiwanis Club, Nutmeg Alumnae
Chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Tavon Wallace, Ronshay
Smith, Michael Burke, Sonia Diaz, Melissa Morales, Richard Moccaie, Keith
Nelson, Tom Kanasky, James Murphy, Michael and Barbara Brown, Kemar Grant,
Lakisha Hall, and Robert McClain.
According to the United Way, in Connecticut, the established price (or
dollar value) assigned to a volunteer is $27.77 per hour. The Salvation
Army’s Bridgeport Corps had 2,873 hours of volunteer service last year.
This is the equivalent of $79,783.21. Or as Major Pearson likes to say about
her volunteers… priceless!
"We could not do our work without the help of our volunteers. We are truly
blessed to have such dedicated men and women, and youngsters too, who have a
desire to help people who are less fortunate," warmly remarked Major
(Ladies from Nutmeg Alumnae Chapter of
Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority.)