150 Faces & Facts: Volume 7

“Camp was the most exciting place in the world.  I remember that all of the other girls in my cabin were crying.  After a while, I did too, because I thought I was supposed to be homesick.  But I wasn’t, I loved every minute of it.” Hear more of Lindsey’s story and learn facts from all over Massachsuetts: Camp Wonderland, Plymouth, Lowell and Athol.

FACE: “The Salvation Army has changed who I am. What I have experienced here has defined me as a person.” – Lindsey. Hear her story:

Happy Summer Place | Lindsey’s Story from The Salvation Army, MA on Vimeo.

Since 1924, Camp Wonderland has offered children from across Massachusetts an opportunity they might otherwise miss. With 110 acres on Lake Massapoag in Sharon, campers experience nature, recreation, swimming, education in a safe caring Christian environment. Over 1,100 campers attend each summer. 150FF_PlymouthCookLindsey was one of them and hasn’t missed a summer since she was six years old. Now she’s a staff member working with children who come from difficult backgrounds like hers. Enjoy this story of triumph from the happy summer place.

FACE: Executive Chef turned Salvation Army cook. Carolyn serves 50 meals a day at our Plymouth Corps, using her creativity to serve up great food with products donated to the corps.

150FF_LowellRadiothonFACT: Each year, The Salvation Army in Lowell teams up with 980 WCAP for a fantastic and successful Radiothon at Christmastime to help raise money for their local community in need.

Lots of special guests participate including Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Howie Carr and more! The radiothon has raised thousands of dollars to help Lowell area residents in need.

FACES: Lieutenants Michael and Jennifer Buzzard were recently appointed as Corps Officers of the Athol Corps Community Center. Newly commissioned as Salvation Army officers, they are excited to serve in this vibrant central Massachusetts community.

Keep up with the corps on their Facebook page.

FACT: The Salvation Army provided 208,095 nights of shelter in Massachusetts last year.


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