The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte has launched a new campaign this week, focused on encouraging people to give back and spread hope to others.
Yesterday hundreds of people packed BB&T Stadium for the kickoff – volunteers spent hours filling toiletry bags, school supplies, and snacks.
The bags will go to local homeless people, the school supplies will go to underprivileged kids, and the snacks will go to first responders and members of the military.
“The Salvation Army this year is just trying to generate that attitude of hope in our community where people have needs. And we and other organizations in our community step out there to make a difference,” said Major Larry Broome.
For the remainder of this week, the Salvation Army wants to encourage everyone in Charlotte to get involved, to do something to bring hope to someone else. It can be something small, or something huge, whatever you do, you can share your experience using #WeSpeakHope on social media.
Here are some ideas the Salvation Army offered:
Compliment a friend or coworker.
Thank a veteran for his or her service.
Bake cookies and deliver to your local fire department.
Write a thank-you note for your local fire department.