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Reorganized local Salvation Army unit in service; plans made for training, fundraisers

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The Salvation Army in Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs is back on duty and ready to move forward in serving the community in times of disaster and need, according to Sharon Wilson, Salvation Army Region 2 Service Unit representative.

   Wilson was in Sulphur Springs Wednesday, meeting with members of the new volunteer board and helping with final steps in bringing the local unit back into service.
    “We are very excited about what's going on. We have a great advisory board that is rearing to go and we are going to be doing fundraisers,” Wilson said. “We will have our Kettle Drive. All that money goes back into the community so we can further help people that are in need.”
    The local Salvation Army group is also planning to conduct disaster training that will help local residents in the event of fire, tornadoes and disasters.
    Training will also equip the local Salvation Army volunteers to help in the case of hurricanes along the coast.
    “We can be deployed to those areas once we have our training,” Wilson said. “We are very excited about having that coming on board with our team.”
    Tina Darling and C.J. Duffey are co-chairmen of the volunteer board of directors that will oversee operations of the local unit.
    Darling said the group is looking forward to some annual activities.
    “We are going to be doing turkey baskets and Angel Tree this Christmas,” she said. “We are excited about having people be part of that by volunteering to go and buy gifts for children that normally would not have those gifts.”
    There are also new contact names and phone numbers for the local Salvation Army.
    Darling and Duffey are points of contact for the local group.
    “Anybody that is in need can contact one of us,” she said. “We have a treasurer and co-treasurer — we're kind of doubling up to make sure we can serve everbody, not just in Sulphur Springs but Hopkins County.”
    Darling may be contacted by calling 903-335-2438. Duffey can be reached at 903-413-0067.

 

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