Red Hats of Horizons donate clothing to Salvation Army

By Pat Sunderland


Red Hats of Horizons donate clothing to Salvation Army | Eckert, Clubs, Red Hats of Horizons, Seniors

Photo by Pat Sunderland The Red Hats of Horizons are pictured with Kimberly Sturns, assistant manager of the Salvation Army thrift store in Delta (left), and Kathy Meehan, Horizons activities assistant (standing on the right).

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.