Every month, The Salvation Army honors a dedicated volunteer for their hard work and for supporting our mission in helping those who need it most. It’s June, and we are proud to announce Sharon Morrison as our Volunteer of the Month. You can join Sharon as a Salvation Army volunteer here.
Sharon Morrison works for an agency that provides mental health services and outreach for people who are experiencing homelessness.
For the past 10 years, she has volunteered with The Salvation Army and leads a Bible Study every Wednesday evening at the social services center downtown. The residents are invited to be a part of a Bible study, join in worship music, and share their story. Sharon helps them use their faith to deal with issues they are faced with. She sees the importance of how they are strengthened by their faith in dealing with the challenges in their lives.
We could tell you about Sharon, but we thought you’d like to hear it from Sharon herself:
“What inspired me to volunteer at The Salvation Army lies within the scriptures and to be as Jesus was on Earth. To be a part of helping those who are at a disadvantage. To be a part of those who have been hurt and to be a part of their healing. To allow God to use us to demonstrate his love, healing, and whatever is needed to live a better life. I saw the opportunity and embraced it.
“One particular moment that touched me as a volunteer is that, you know as Christians, we rely on the supernatural power of God to help with situations we really don’t know what to do about. There was a lady who came into the Chapel and she was crying because she had become so dis-engaged with her family. She was also looking for work and everything it took to get her life back together. So, we prayed upon everything that she presented and a week later she came back to see me shouting with joy. She got a job as a Telemarketer and the first caller happened to be her sister. That is nothing but supernatural.
“Volunteering at The Salvation Army gives me a sense of purpose. It helps me feel like my presence is needed. It helps me deal with challenges in my own life and to work harder to overcome the things I need too so I can be present for the residents of The Salvation Army. Others should consider volunteering at The Salvation Army because there is a great need to befriend someone who’s at a disadvantage right now in their lives and be that bridge for them to get back on track, and be a part of the community.” – Sharon
Sharon Morrison is doing the most good in our community. We thank you for making a difference in the lives of women and men who are experiencing homelessness by bringing the light of God’s Word to their lives each week.