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Name: Daniel Allen

Age: 68

Residence: Schofield

How did you first get involved with The Salvation Army?

Daniel Allen. Photo courtesy The Salvation Army.

When I retired from Marathon Electric, within a week I applied to work for The Salvation Army. When I was a little boy, The Salvation Army brought me and my younger siblings Christmas gifts. I always thought to give back to The Salvation Army for the gifts we received.

What is your favorite memory/activity as a volunteer for The Salvation Army?

Working with all of the people who come by from North Central and group homes. These people are the best.

Why should others in the community care about the work The Salvation Army does?

Everyone is not as fortunate as others so why not help the people who need help? There is such a need for help. Being homeless is not the most comfortable way to live.

Anything else you would like to share about your volunteering with The Salvation Army to help encourage others?

I think there are a lot of people getting help who could be helping out The Salvation Army. I feel good when I volunteer. I also volunteer one night a week at Catholic Charities.

Want to help out? The Salvation Army has these needs to fill. Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 202 Callon St., Wausau. Sign up to volunteer online at www.sawausau.org or call 815-845-4272 for more information.

Food pantry

  1. Cream soups
  2. Canned peaches
  3. Canned pears

Christmas needs

  1. Books
  2. Hat and mittens
  3. Blankets or throws