Former Salvation Army Worker Fighting Terminal Lung Cancer Rings Bell One Last Time
We are in awe of this man.
A former beneficiary and employee of The Salvation Army in Salt Lake City, UT may not live past Christmas, but is determined to fill three Red Kettles worth of donations this weekend as his dying wish.
Douglas Holladay, 53, told The Salvation Army that he wanted to ring the bell for Red Kettle donations one final time. He manning a kettle at the Riverdale Wal-Mart and is “not leaving my post until we fill three red kettles — if I have to stay all night, I will,” he says.
Holladay previously suffered with substance abuse issues. “The Salvation Army was there for me when everyone else turned their back. They loved me until I learned to love myself.”