[NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd]
NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Morgan Shepeherd is a NASCAR legend. At 69, he’s the oldest active driver in the sport, but he plays hard and endures the driving’s intense physical demands, doing it for the love of the race. He mostly does it, though, for his love of God.
Shepherd says his life was turned around in 1975 when God rescued him from a self-destructive lifestyle of alcoholism and delivered him to a life of victory. Now Shepherd continues to live his life for God and shares his good news through Victory in Jesus Racing Ministries and charitable fund.
Salvation Army officers from Cincinnati drove to Wilmington, NC to help Shepherd with the event.
The Salvation Army had the privilege of teaming up with Shepherd last week as he visited Wilmington, NC during the second leg of a charity trip. During the day’s event, fans came out to meet Shepherd and get up close and personal with his race equipment, including his race hauler and his Victory In Jesus #89 race car.
Shepherd’s Victory in Jesus #89 race car
If you look carefully at the car, you’ll see something that we think is pretty cool – The Salvation Army logo and our “Doing the Most Good” slogan!
Shepherd said while many people know The Salvation Army is “Doing the Most Good” during the holidays, he wants to spread the word that we serve those in need all year long.
“They change lives in the spirit of the Lord. I’d like to try to help them help others as much as possible.”
We’re proud to partner with Shepherd and encourage you to learn more about his unique ministry at www.racewithfaith.com.
And next time you watch a NASCAR event, look for our shield whipping around the race track!
Thousands of you turned out or tuned in online to our first Rock the Red Kettle Concert. Thanks for the awesome support and donations! By the way, we love, love, LOVE all of your photos that have been tagged on Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.
If you haven’t posted your pics yet, what are you waiting for? Tag them as The Salvation Army USA to have them linked on our Facebook page (SalvationArmyUSA) or use #RocktheRedKettle for Twitter and Twitpic. We want to see them!
Check out these shots that have already been posted by fans:
[Americana at Brand stage. Photo by @LaurenKate22]
Here’s where it all happened, at the Americana at Brand. Pic posted on Twitter by @LaurenKate22
Hanging out with New Hollow! Pic posted on Twitter by @CJAnderson626
[Emily Osment Flickr photo by lisa_hiser]
Emily Osment was a hit with the crowd. Flickr Photo posted by lisa_hiser
[One Call Flickr photo by lisa_hiser]
One Call proved to be great singers AND serious dancers. Flickr photo by lisa_hiser
[Ashlyne Huff Flickr photo by lisa_hiser]
Ashlyne Huff sang her hear out. Flickr photo by lisa_hiser
[Honor Society Flickr photo by Lisa_Hiser]
The night ended on a great note with Honor Society. Flickr photo by lisa_hiser
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Just wanted to post a quick THANKS to everyone who turned out or tuned in to our first Rock the Red Kettle last night! What a show! We loved getting to rock out with you and sharing more about our cause.
Thanks for all the donations and incredible support. Let’s do it again!