Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Salvation Army of Portland has empowered visitors to their food pantry. Thanks to a generous $9,800 grant from LIFE Center Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, clients who would normally stop by the pantry for a box of food can now shop and select what foods they most need in their household.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Fireworks , picnics, and its historical significance make July 4th a special holiday, but a Green Bay family will be recognizing the day in a unique way – they will be serving those in need in honor of the legacy of their son Ben.
Ben died about 3 years ago in an ATV accident. Just before his passing, he gave his food to a homeless man, an act of compassion that Ben’s dad said characterized the young boy.
Carrying on “Ben’s Wish” to help others, his parents Peter and Becky have made it a priority to give back to those in need. This weekend they will be at Green Bay’s Fourth of July celebration to collect food and monetary donations that will restock the shelves of The Salvation Army’s food pantry, helping provide for the area homeless and children in need of meal assistance.
Read the full story of how the family is helping The Salvation Army “do the most good” in honor of Ben at WBAY Action 2 News.
Peter and Becky’s strength and caring hearts are truly inspiring. Hopefully others will be encouraged by them to find an opportunity to serve others this weekend as well.
Happy July 4th!