Not only is Pat Riley the go-to guy for all things related to the Social Services arm of The Salvation Army Corps in Pasadena, he’s the go-to guy for inspiration.
You see, his passion for serving others is so apparent that he was the first person mentioned by our friends in the west when we said we were looking for “stars”: Salvation Army employees deserving a spotlight for their good work.
The Salvation Army is providing relief to devastated areas of Kansas, Missouri and Southern Illinois following the severe weather and tornadoes that passed through the mid-west regions throughout Wednesday morning.
At least 16 tornados were reported from Nebraska and Kansas across southern Missouri to Illinois and Kentucky, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK. 12 individuals from these areas were killed and many are suffering injuries as a result.
The Salvation Army is providing support in Harveyville, Kansas following a tornado that ravaged the community late Tuesday night.
Emergency Disaster Service Volunteers from Topeka are on the scene providing meals, snacks and drinks to first responders, survivors and clean-up crews via mobile feeding kitchens. The Salvation Army is also offering emotional and spiritual support to those in need.
You might remember when we blogged about Katie Wilkinson back in October, a high school student from Tempe, AZ with a huge heart for The Salvation Army.
As founder of the Red Kettle Club (RKC) at her school – a group of young philanthropists who support the community year-round through The Salvation Army – and keeping up with the workload of her junior year, Katie is one busy lady!