March 2015

Hence I cannot be silent and indeed I ought not be, about the many blessings and great grace which the Lord has designed to bestow upon me
Saint Patrick

Left: Patricia Hendricks, Middle back: Natasha Butcher, 
Middle front: William Ross, Right: Cathy Schutte.


Let me introduce myself, my name is Will and I am the store manager at the Plainwell Salvation Army Family Store. After working in the food industry and retail, I started working for the Salvation Army in October of 2010 as a sales clerk and cashier. After working for the Salvation Army for about 6 months I was promoted to the local management team and after some time I took the manager's position here in Plainwell.

I have learned a lot working here at the Salvation Army, but one of the biggest things I learned was how the donations given help those in recovery reclaim their lives. Every part of the Salvation Army, small or large, is for a great cause.

I stay pretty busy after work, spending time with my supportive family and friends. If we are out bowling or sending time at the movies, we just have a wonderful time. I just started volunteering at a local theater and really enjoying this new adventure.

I would like to invite you to visit our store at 1269 E. M-89 to say hi to myself and the whole management team. Our shelves are stocked and ready for your browsing.

Please take advantage of the following savings.....

Color of the week 50% off Monday through Friday, and Saturday .69 cents all day
Seniors receive 25% off on Wednesday
College students and Active Military receive 10% off
On your Birthday you receive 25% off.

Our store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9am to 8pm.
Hope to see you soon!!

Beneficiary of the Month Sonya

     After doing the something over and over and accepting a different result, Sonya realized that her life was in complete chaos. Being broken down and in bondage to her addiction something had to change. So the choice was made to come to the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center (ARC).

     Since coming to the ARC, Sonya has started putting her spiritual life together. The programs were far more than what she thought they would be. It was not just another program. It had given her freedom that was not anticipated. The ability to love others for whom they are, not what you want them to be. This new attitude also opened the doors to a new found love and respect to give a new lease on life. Sonya stated, "Before I came into the ARC, I did not care about myself, or anyone, but to know that "God does not make junk." We all have a purpose in life..." 

     Working in the warehouse, sorting through the clothes, hanging and placing on the store floor for our customers to purchase, and now working in the call center setting up donation pick-ups, Sonya has learned flexibility in the work place and being open to change. 

     Focusing on her well-being, and spiritual life, this award was presented to her unexpectedly. "Unbelievably surprised that people noticed that God is amazing to me..." she said,"...To God be The Glory!"

     Although Sonya loving to win a good game of domino's. She looks forward to being in the lives of her family. Now that she is letting go of those old places, thing, and people that were in her life, she will have time to be part of her kids and grand-kids life.

We'd love for you to donate your gently used items.

Our Salvation Army truck will be at the following locations for your convenience.

Saturday,March 7~        Family Dollar - Holland, Mi
Family Fare - Allendale, Mi.
D & W - Brenton Village

Saturday, March 14~     Tracker Supply Co. - Lowell, Mi.
Family Fare - Byron Center, Mi.
Save-A-Lot - Cuttlerville, Mi.

Saturday, March 21~     Family Fare - Battle Creek

Saturday, March 28~      Family Fare - Jenison, Mi.
Village Market - Allegan, Mi
Village Market - South Haven

The Salvation Army Grand Rapids ARC
1491 Division Ave. South
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Majors Roger and Cecilia Senn, Administrators
Bring this coupon to our Family Stores in:

and receive 
25% off any regular priced items.

Valid only Monday March 23rd til Friday March 28th 2015

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