Army of Hope open invitation

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ArmyOfHopeYuba-Sutter service campaign aims to involve the community.

By Chaya Galicia

The Yuba Sutter (Calif.) Corps is inviting the community to be a part of The Salvation Army—to come alongside it bringing hope to people in need whether physically, emotionally or spiritually.

The invitation is to join the “Army of Hope.”

“My vision for the Army of Hope is that it will be a universal campaign,” said Captain Tom Stambaugh, corps officer. “We’re bringing in people from the community to help us provide the goods and services we’re known for, which in turn brings more impact and hope to those we serve.”

The Army of Hope campaign offers four areas of service from which people can choose.

Giving: Encouraging donors to give financially to local Army programs, ensuring community needs will continue to be met.

Volunteerism: Inviting people to actively join us in fulfilling our services, whether by filling food boxes, stocking shelves or helping at outreach events.

Engagement: Providing opportunities to help lead groups in the areas of life management (budgeting, nutrition, parenting), self-sufficiency (vocational education, high school diploma/GED, higher education) and youth mentoring (Salvation Army youth programs).

Projects: Appointing groups to use their talents to sponsor a room at the shelter, refurbish a house at the Transitional Housing complex, conduct canned food drives or assist in landscaping and painting projects.

The corps has challenged the Yuba-Sutter community to find where they fit in the Army of Hope with a goal of community involvement, at various levels, serving people in need through The Salvation Army.

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