Loving Your Neighbor as a Salvation Army Volunteer

BAINBRIDGE, GA (October 23, 2018) — “There is such a need. It’s overwhelming,” said Melodye Fredenburg, a volunteer working in Bainbridge, GA. Melodye had done disaster work after Katrina, and wanted to help again for Hurricane Michael, but the church she currently attends could not afford to sponsor her. After much prayer and talking to her husband, Melodye struck out on her own to drive from Freemont, Nebraska to the affected areas to pitch in and serve.

A Pastor friend put Melodye in touch with The Salvation Army Incident Command Center in Bainbridge, GA on Monday, October 15, and she has been hard at work ever since. As a certified forklift operator, Melodye has filled a need in sorting and loading supplies at the warehouse as well as cooking, serving meals, and whatever needs doing. When asked about her experience, Fredenburg responded, “This is what it’s all about…loving your neighbor.”

How to Help:
The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.

  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA
    • Please designate ‘2018 Hurricanes – Michael’ on all checks
  •  Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org

 Donate by text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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Source: disaster.salvationarmyusa.org