From High School Play to Lifelong Supporter: A Donor's Journey with The Salvation Army

Sep 14, 2023 | by Barbara Scott

Donors from all over the world have a "Red Kettle Reason," of their own, but Jeff was inspired by his role in his high school musical.

We had the pleasure of meeting Jeff on National Donut Day this year as he stopped by to visit us while we shared donuts and our history with both new and old friends and partners. He has a great heart for The Salvation Army, and we are honored to share his story in his own words with you all.


When I was a senior in high school, I was in the play Guys and Dolls. My character was a member of the Salvation Army mission band.


Fast forward to about 2010, my late wife and I were talking about charitable contributions. Beyond giving to our church, what organization(s) would I contribute to. After a brief consideration, I told her the first organization would be the Salvation Army because of my experience in my high school play.


In those days, my wife was battling cancer and finances were getting tough. However, the Lord was always providing outside sources of funds to meet the need. While I was not always good at tithing with my normal funds, I made sure to tithe on the special funds the Lord provided. The Salvation Army was one of the beneficiaries. Over these years, the Lord has provided several opportunities, and it is a special privilege to make each contribution!


Thank you for your continued and generous support of The Salvation Army, Jeff!

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