December 6, 2007

Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army

Posted in NYC at 6:23 PM by alexlozada

Tuesday was my first day as a Salvation Army kettle volunteer. The wind chill made it feel like my coldest shift this week, but every time my fingers started to ache, I thought “Alex – as soon as you get in the car you can crank the heat, and you’re going back to a warm house. There are homeless people who would die tonight if it weren’t for the Salvation Army’s shelters.”

A van from an assisted living elderly home dropped off the residents for their Christmas shopping. Shuffling along w/ their metal walkers, a few stopped to give a dollar or a few coins. I thought about Jesus’ words from Luke 21“this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

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2 Comments »

  1. […] is being donated to a great cause OR you want to be a kettle volunteer on a warm summer evening instead of a wind-chilled, wintry December day , contact […]

  2. […] in Uncategorized at 6:12 pm by alexlozada I blogged last year about volunteering to ring the bell for the Salvation Army kettle at the Abingdon Wal-Mart.  I did a few shifts again this year, but the student ministry […]


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