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NonProfitView – Salvation Army

By Chris Murphy

There are many ways to help those that need it the most during the holidays.
I had the honor of volunteering with the Salvation Army for the Community Brunch where they took 3rd place in the Dan Costa lead competition. I can tell you that this is a very hardworking group and that they are doing the most they can for the people that need their services from food assistance to after school tutoring, mentoring, teen activities and important this winter, the shelters. The best way to help is not to give to people in the streets, but to give to organizations that do the most good in the right places. The Salvation Army serves this way and you can be assured that your dollars actually go to food and shelter. We like the Salvation Army because over 85% of all funds received go directly to those in need and all are served without discrimination. As a donor, you want to funds you donate to go directly to the programs. This is a very important issue that we can help solve.

You can also help support Salvation Army in other ways. You can be a bell ringer for Salvation Army by calling 209-522-3209. You can do this as an individual, a family, or with a group. You can also give personal items that are needed in the shelters. Donations can be taken to 320 9th St or 625 I St. Items needed are: toiletries, bedding, underwear & socks.

Kettle Kick Off
This is the big event of the year that was created by the legendary Modesto volunteer Bette Belle Smith. Modesto starts the giving season off big! Join your friends at the Modesto Center Plaza for the Salvation Army Kettle Kick Off. Nearly $200,000 gets raised to help prepare for the winter and holiday season. The Kick-off is Thursday, November 17, 11:30 at the Centre Plaza. Tables are only $100 for a table of 10 and nearly sold out. If you can’t make it please donate and support the teams that are raising $$.



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.