Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all
children of chance and none can say why some fields will
blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.
Beautiful Battle Creek Award
In the name and by the authority of the people of the city of Battle Creek
Salvation Army - 294 Highland Ave.
Is hereby recognized by the Central Neighborhood Planning Council, and by the City of Battle Creek, for their continuing efforts to improve their neighborhood through property maintenance and beautification, involvement in the neighborhood projects, and/or By providing assistance to others in their neighborhood who are in need, and thereby acting as an example to others in contributing to the community-wide goal of improving the quality of life for Battle Creek's citizens.
Store manager Tracy had this to say about the award, "
We here at the Battle Creek Salvation Army take great pride in being part of this wonderful community. We are thankful to the City of Battle Creek for recognizing our efforts to uplift the community, and do the most good! We work hard to provide a clean store both inside and out, and to stock quality second hand-product at a fair price. We love to see the regular faces of our customers that come in every week or sometimes every day. I personally feel fulfilled at the end of every day, to know that through the efforts of our staff , we provide a valuable service to the Battle Creek community, and more importantly we are able to assist in supporting the ARC and their program."
Stop by this week and congratulate the staff at our Battle Creek location.
Beneficiary of the Month
I isolated myself from the world with only one thing on my mind, my addiction. Everything I did was to continue my addictive ways. I gave my money, responsibilities...I was giving everything to my top priority of the next fix. This attitude ended up placing me in Jail where a judge heard my story and decided I should enter The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC). Between jail and the restriction period here at the ARC, I had not communicated with my family for six months, but when the restriction period lifted I did have a chance to speak with my mother.
While here at the ARC, my way of thinking has changed and I have turned my life over to God. I have spent the majority of my work therapy on the docks, where I learned to cooperate with others and just plain working a job. I thank The Salvation Army for the opportunity to find God again, taking on responsibility, and giving me tools for a lifetime of sobriety and learning how to have fun clean. All of this has led to an opportunity to work here for The Salvation Army.
My primary Goal is to continue to live a life sober. By maintaining a support system and growing my relationship with God, I have no doubt I will achieve my goals.