The Salvation Army recognizes outstanding volunteers

Published 7:22 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019

On May 2,The Salvation Army of Washington, NC held a volunteer appreciation banquet to recognize volunteer groups and individuals that gave selflessly of their time during 2018.

“We are grateful for the Washington First Church of Christ for hosting our appreciation banquet this year,” said Lt. Karl Bush, Corps Officer with the Army in Washington. “The First Church of Christ was fundamental in helping our Angel Tree program succeed last Christmas and Pastor Presley and staff were more than gracious to us.”

The meal for the evening was donated in part by the Washington Crab & Seafood Shack and by The Salvation Army Advisory Board members Brownie Futrell and Steve Fuchs.

One group and one individual were highlighted for their volunteerism this year.

Lorraine Gordon received the Volunteer of the Year award, and The Salvation Army also recognized Covenant Church with the inaugural Ashley & Rachel Futrell Service of Excellence Award for their service during our Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts, Angel Tree program, and for supporting the Sunday worship experience with technical and financial support.

SERVICE OF EXCELLENCE: TSA Lt. Karl Bush, Brownie Futrell and TSA Lt. Teresa Bush (right), present Covenant Church Pastor Carl Perry with the inaugural Ashley & Rachel Futrell Service of Excellence Award. (The Salvation Army)