There are several ways that you can make a difference and assist our friends up in Massachusetts.
The entire country was rocked when news of the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon began appearing on various media outlets, including Patches in Massachusetts. Now that the initial shock has worn off, many people around the country want to know what they can do to make life a little bit easier for people affected by the terrorist attack. If you are not afraid of needles (and even if you are), the American Red Cross is in need of blood donations and financial donations for the 70,000 disasters the organization deals with on a yearly basis. Holly Springs and Hickory Flat residents can visit their closest American Red Cross location, which is in Marietta, to donate blood. Please be aware that the Red Cross has stated that they have all the …
One Salvation Army bell ringer tells his story of loss, love and helping others.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Seals
Friday, December 24, 2010
Jeff Haase, former Salvation Army recipient and current volunteer, said giving back is the best reward in life. But it was a rocky road that brought him to serving others. When his house burned to the ground several years ago; the fire chief insisted that Haase and his family go to the Salvation Army for food, clothing, and shelter. Haase followed the chiefs' instructions and took his family to the nearest branch. He said they gave them food, clean clothes, and a place to rest without asking for anything in return. Haase says he was so grateful for what the Salvation Army did for him and his family he now volunteers to help others in need. "This job brings out the best in people and it brings out the best in me," says Haase. With two …