Carry Out Cafe is proud to be a supporter
of the Newburyport Salvation Army.
As noted in an earlier blog post, Paula regularly gives her time to help provide lunches each Wednesday and often donates to their fundraising programs. Meal Programs are offered on Wednesdays at 11:15 am (The S.A. Café Lunch) and Thursday, 5:00 pm (Friendship Table Dinner) at the center at 40 Water Street in Newburyport.
We are looking forward to the Salvation Army Volunteer Appreciation Dinner this Wednesday, April 25th, where so many locals will be honored for their community service. It’s nice to be recognized for volunteer efforts but that is not why we do it.
To quote Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
And the Salvation Army gives a lot to individuals and families in need. We believe that all people deserve to have their basic human needs met. By helping them get through the tough times, the Salvation Army helps them avoid eviction and avoid getting further into a financial crisis.
Assistance may be given in areas such as:
** Utility assistance through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund or FEMA
** Food packages including meat and cheese
** Rental/mortgage assistance
** Referrals and case management
** Help with assistance forms
** Family Development Plan
** Life Lesson Classes
If you need help, please call to schedule an appointment with the Social Ministry Director. For more info, contact Lieutenants Jeffrey and Meghan Brunelle, Corps Officers at (978) 465-0883 or by email at [email protected]
If you are interested in volunteering, there are a number of ways to give back. Not all of their needs revolve around Christmas and bell-ringing. Consider helping out by:
** Assisting with Food Drives
** Answering Phones
** Friendship Table-preparing, serving and clean-up
** Visiting area nursing homes on behalf of The Salvation Army
** Doing yard work or other projects around the facility
** Teaching a craft or your specialty to the Teen and/or Youth groups
** Playing piano for church service
Remember: No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.