In the spirit of the season, this week for the Welcome to Sanford Business of the Week, we’re taking a look at an important organization which support those in need all year long. This week we honor the Salvation Army of Lee County. With offices based in the Mann Center of North Carolina on North Steele Street, this organization is fully engaged in the community throughout the year, by providing assistance and support to families and children in need.
Among 3 prominent examples of the Salvation Army’s dedication are this time of year’s Be A Shield Bell Ringer campaign, the Angel Tree program which provides gifts to children during the holiday season, and the organization’s Salvation Army Thrift Store, located at 305 Steele Street.
For several decades in communities across the country, Salvation Army volunteers have been “ringing the bell” in public settings. The funds they generate help to support the Salvation Army’s many programs throughout the year. Here in Lee County in the past few weeks, Pilgrim’s Pride, BelFlex, Lee Co Firefighters, NutriShop, Southern Lee High’s Interact Club, Lee County High’s Key Club, Zion Christian Church, Lee Christian School Athletics, and PentAir are among many companies, organizations, families, non-profits, schools, churches and individuals who have participated in the program.
Are you looking for a last minute opportunity as a local bell-ringer? You can call 919-718-1717, extension 205 to volunteer and to help bring the joy of the holiday season to thousand of folks right here in Lee County. Or visit this website and sign up for a slot: https://signup.com/group/476997822912212055 There are still many spaces available! For many people, seeing the red kettles and ringers is a true sign that the Christmas season has arrived.
Just as we’ve mentioned 3 noteworthy activities supported by the Salvation Army of Lee County, there are also 3 ways you can contribute to their worthwhile causes … by giving financially, volunteering your time & talents, or by donating goods that can be sold at the thrift shop. Learn more about the Salvation Army of Lee County and consider being part of their efforts in the new year by visiting their website, by visiting their Facebook page, or by calling 919-718-1717.