MEDFORD, Ore.- Many volunteers donate their time during the holiday seasons to help those in need. Volunteers are a huge part of the Salvation Army's services. During our Season for Sharing campaign we took the time to highlight two of them.
Anthony Bewlei started volunteering with the Salvation Army 20 years ago. The organization lifted him up and gave him help during a rough patch in his life. Now he wants to do the same for others.
Bewlei says, "I found myself homeless and in need and long story short they were there when other people didn't really have the time for me and I'll never forget that."
Bewlei says the Holiday Toy and Food Drive has a special place in his heart. He says delivering the toys to kids and parents in need throughout the years is the ultimate reward after weeks of collecting and sorting.
Joan Hall has been volunteering with the Salvation Army for one week now. She's been busy making angel tags for kids in need. The angel tags represent every child asking for a gift.
Hall says, "I've been making the name tags, we have to put ribbons on, and put peoples name on, and what they want."
Joan says she looks forward to meeting some of the kids she's making angel tags for in a few weeks on distribution day.