The Canyon Lake Woman’s Club and Travel Club joined together for the opportunity to raise money for the Salvation Army and help those in need. Volunteers from both clubs are collecting donations in the red kettle from Dec. 3 to Saturday. Dec. 8, in front of Pack, Wrap and Post in the Canyon Lake Towne Center. The donations collected will be used to help those in need locally.
The clubs came up with the idea after hearing two Salvation Army representatives speak at the Woman’s Club meeting in October. Members were so impressed with the speakers and the work of the organization that they decided to put together a crew of volunteers from both clubs to help raise donations.
Woman’s Club President Bonnie Wade, Travel Club President Marlene Cathro and incoming Travel Club President Jan May are among the volunteers who will be ringing the bell for donations this week. The fundraiser ends on Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865. The organization reports a worldwide membership of over 1.7 million, consisting of soldiers, officers and adherents collectively known as Salvationists. Its founders sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their “physical and spiritual needs.” It is present in more than 130 countries, running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless and disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries.