Chris Meeks, 2019 Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year Award goes to a young man who takes volunteerism very seriously. From painting the shelter kitchen and dining room to organizing our bell ringers, he gives of his time and efforts to help those in his community. He is a member of our Advisory Board and can always be counted on to do what is needed for The Salvation Army. A big thank you and congratulations goes to Chris Meeks!
Star Dodge, 2019 Christmas Partner of the Year
Our Christmas Corporate Partner of the Year Award goes to a business that helped us re-define Christmas for 2019. We rode in style in a Dodge Challenger, wrapped in our branding, to remind those in the community of our Red Kettle Challenge. This was generously loaned to us from this community partner. Not only did they help with promoting our Red Kettle season, they gave of their time on the kettle stand, by manning kettles throughout the season and then matching the funding brought in. We are so pleased to announce that our Christmas Corporate Partner of the Year 2019 Award goes to Star Dodge.
Jennifer Hall, 2019 Christmas Volunteer Award
The Christmas Volunteer of the Season 2019, goes to a young lady who always helped at The Salvation Army during the Christmas season, and always gave her best to whatever she was working on. She helped with the Angel Tree Program for the last five years, and sat at the tree in Mall of Abilene for days on end, processing Angel Tree tags and bringing in gifts. She took applications for the program, and helped distribute as well. We want to thank and congratulate Jennifer Hall for her service above and beyond what was asked for.
Food Bank of West Central Texas, 2019 Outstanding Agency Partner
The Salvation Army of Abilene is very thankful for their non-profit partners. One in particular is an amazing help all throughout the year. From making sure we have food for our shelter kitchen, to providing training for our staff, this agency always comes through when we need them. They are always willing to give a helping hand when we have needed it. We are so grateful and want to thank the Food Bank of West Central Texas for their service to the neighbors in the community, whom we serve.
Dillard’s of Abilene • Store #744, 2019 Outstanding Business Partner
The winner of the Outstanding Business Partner of 2019, is a business who tirelessly works to help those in the community. The Salvation Army of Abilene is a thankful beneficiary of their help. Every year this company provides new clothing and gifts to several families in need through our Angel Tree program. The funds for this, comes from the employees themselves. They employ men from our CSRC program (Corps Salvage and Rehabilitation Center)(drug and alcohol treatment program), in their store, giving them a second chance at life. They have given beautiful items for our Inspiring Hope Virtual Annual Event, and the money from that goes to our CSRC program. They have included us in their annual Christmas Red Carpet Event, and are huge supporters of having our iconic red kettles at every door of their store. We want to congratulate and say thank you to Dillard’s of Abilene, Store #744.