The Red Hats of Horizons recently collected donations of clean, gently used clothing as a community service project. Numerous bags of men's and women's apparel were handed over to Kimberly Burns, assistant manager of the Salvation Army thrift store in Delta, at a special event last week.
Burns shared the history of the Salvation Army, explaining that the nonprofit is a ministry first and a thrift store second. The organization dates back to 1865 and in Delta includes food commodity distribution, a food pantry and vouchers for emergency housing and clothing. "If you need a hug or a prayer, stop by," Burns said.
One of the Red Hats said when she was a small girl, a Salvation Army volunteer took her to church every Sunday, so she wouldn't spend the day in the bar her dad owned.
Meehan is taking an online course to become a certified activities director, and she came up with the community service project to meet class requirements while providing a meaningful opportunity for the Red Hats.