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Texas First Lady Cecelia Abbott visits Salvation Army Austin

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Lends Her Support to The Salvation Army

Texas First Lady Cecelia Abbott visits Salvation Army Austin

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott stopped by this week to lend her support to The Salvation Army and the work we do year round and especially now during our disaster relief efforts. Lt. Colonels Henry and Dorris Gonzalez received a generous donation from her and presented her with a commemorative Texas 125th Anniversary book and the Austin annual report.

Texas First Lady Cecelia Abbott visits Salvation Army Austin

 

The staff gathered to meet Mrs. Abbott who shared with us her gratitude for all the work of The Salvation Army in Austin and around the great State of Texas. We were honored to be able to have a casual visit with the very authentic Mrs. Abbott and her team.

Thank you for your support of The Salvation Army USA, Mrs. Abbott!

Texas First Lady Cecelia Abbott visits Salvation Army Austin Texas First Lady Cecelia Abbott visits Salvation Army Austin

Texas First Lady Cecelia Abbott visits Salvation Army Austin

Ben Rivera at the Christmas Cheer Center.

Majic 95.5 Salvation Army Volunteer of the Month – Ben Rivera

Ben Rivera at the Christmas Cheer Center.

Ben Rivera at the Christmas Cheer Center.

What would you do if you had two months off from work every year? Would you take a vacation, or just some much needed R & R at home?

Our January Volunteer of the Month doesn’t take a vacation OR a “staycation”. Instead, every year in November and December when he is off work from his job at the IRS, Ben Rivera spends 40 hours a week volunteering at the Angel Tree warehouse in South Austin, helping ensure that needy children have a happy Christmas. You can watch our Angel Tree time lapse video here to get a glimpse into the warehouse and this awesome operation!

For the last six years, Ben has been volunteering with the Angel Tree Program at the Christmas Cheer Warehouse. The Salvation Army can always count on him to get the job done. Ben has saved The Salvation Army in excess of $47,000 through his generous volunteer efforts. Wow!! It’s amazing how his dedication has added up!

Ben is an unassuming person – going quietly about the work he does so well. He directs other volunteers and assists staff as needed during the hectic holiday season. The best part is, he does all this with a contagious smile and positive spirit.

So, it is easy to see why Ben is the Majic 95.5 Salvation Army Volunteer of the Month for January, 2014. Thank you, Ben!