11 May 2018

Volunteer of the Year Award  

Presented by Major Minks to Rev. Bill Barwis, Volunteer  Salvation Army Chaplain and Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) volunteer for the Fox Cities Corps.  Chaplain Barwis, was deployed for 2 weeks to Victoria, Texas following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. While there, Barwis was part of an EDS emotional and spiritual care team who provided encouragement and counsel to people struggling with emotional issues. He also serves as a chaplain to the Noon Feeding Program located in Appleton.
Read more about his disaster experience here: http://www.salvationarmywi.org/wum/news/hurricane_relief_bill


In the Fox Cities, the Salvation Army operates a social services center in Appleton which includes an Emergency Food Pantry, Noon Feeding Program as well as Project Home a transitional living facility, a Menasha children’s learning center and community center along with a Neenah Emergency Food Pantry.  Funds raised during the annual Christmas campaign fund Christmas assistance programs along with the many year round social service programs. The Salvation Army arrived in Appleton in 1917. For more information visit: www.safoxcities.org

About National Salvation Army Week:
In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared that the second week of May (14-20) would be known as National Salvation Army Week - a week designated to recognize and celebrate The Salvation Army.  The Salvation Army is "Doing the Most Good" by restoring hope to countless men, women and children who have nowhere else to turn.