2021 In Review: Salvation Army Of Victoria
A busy 2021 for the Salvation Army of Victoria
VICTORIA, Texas—At the start of 2021, the Salvation Army of Victoria Thrift Store had been closed for nine months because of the pandemic.
In March, after an extreme makeover, the Salvation Army Family Store reopened. Salvation Army of Victoria commanding officer Captain Kenny Jones told us that was a giant leap for them. Captain Kenny said the goal was to reopen only if they were able to offer a great shopping experience and benefit the community. He said the Family Store has slowly begun building a following and their clientele seems to be enjoying the new store.
In September, the Salvation Army of Victoria was called to serve the communities of Bay City and Sargent after that area suffered severe flooding and power outages from Hurricane Nicholas. Over a four day period, Captain Kenny told us they served over 1500 meals from their local mobile disaster vehicle. Captain Kenny added that the Salvation Army of Victoria is still working open cases for the freeze in February of this year. Folks are still seeking assistance with flooring, sheetrock and plumbing issues.
Then in the fall, the Salvation Army of Victoria held three food distribution events and its annual Thanksgiving community dinner. Captain Kenny told us the Salvation Army of Victoria distributed over 1300 food boxes at the three events, along with serving 300 hot meals on Thanksgiving Day and distributing 3500 toys and pieces of clothing for children through the Angel Tree Christmas distribution event.
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