ZMNS 449 GIVES BACK
Our team, ZMNS 449, chose the local Salvation Army because of the many services they offer. They help with those that have been displaced by natural disasters, give rent and utility assistance when needed, and will provide families in need with emergency food boxes based on their family size that should last them for approximately 3 days. They serve hot lunches to the needy one week out of each month serving 12,180 meals served last year. They ensure needy families get Thanksgiving boxes and Christmas presents for the area children. Not only do they offer these services, but they offer Chapel services to assist with those that are looking to make positive life changes permanently by sustaining them with other outreach programs to ensure their developmental goals are reached.
To give back to this organization, we delivered 24 Purple Tote Bags, which surpassed our original goal for 20, containing nonperishable food items, clothing, and toys. Everyone in the Salvation Army we delivered to were very appreciative of the time and effort we put into this delivery. Every little bit helps them out with their pantry. As for us, our station felt honored to be part of the FedEx Cares United Way Campaign by allowing us the chance to give back to those in need in our community.