Our Volunteers are so greatly appreciated for the amazing work they do in helping The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend serve our community. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to serve as many people as we do.

This year, we were able to show our appreciation for our volunteers by hosting a Facebook Live Event: Thankful Thursday. In this event, we recognized the many volunteers who helped us in 2019 and we gave awards to volunteers of special merit.

The Volunteer Awards for 2019 are:

Red Kettle Volunteer Award: Jesse Zamora

Angel Tree Volunteer Award: Sarah Alejandro

Angel Tree Sponsor Award: La Palmera Mall

Making An Impact Award: Angelique Cholick

Food Pantry Volunteer Award: Ruby Hernandez

Food Pantry Volunteer Group: Texas A&M Student Nurses Association

Civic Partner of the Year: Corpus Christi Downtown Rotary Club

Media Partner of the Year: KIII

Service Partner of the Year: The Coastal Bend Food Bank

“Doing The Most Good” Award: Linda Butler

Fight For Good Award: Elisabeth Martinez, Isabella Martinez, and Alexandra Martinez

Judy Gilbreath Award: Connie Hahn

Humanitarian Award: Cheniere Energy

Others Compassion Award: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

“Advisory Board Member of the Year: Garnett Brooks

Catalyst Award: Philip Ramirez

2019 Volunteer Group Award: Victory Building Team

Corps Volunteer Award – Male: Salvador De La Garza Jr.

Corps Volunteer Award – Female: Irene Grimaldo


Thank you again to our amazing volunteers! You are the Shining Stars of our community!