Church teens help out Salvation Army

Photo courtesy of Salvation Army The Palm City Presbyterian Youth Ministry volunteered at the Salvation Army’s Family Store as part of their mission trip. Pictured are Amelia Johnson, left, Leo Cusamano, Sophia Franco, Leanna Livings, Marie Bartnick, Nathan Welmaker, Sam Johnson and Shawn Murphy.

Photo courtesy of Salvation Army
The Palm City Presbyterian Youth Ministry volunteered at the Salvation Army’s Family Store as part of their mission trip. Pictured are Amelia Johnson, left, Leo Cusamano, Sophia Franco, Leanna Livings, Marie Bartnick, Nathan Welmaker, Sam Johnson and Shawn Murphy.

FOR VETERAN VOICE
More than 30 teens and chaperones from Palm City Presbyterian Church’s youth ministry gathered at The Salvation Army’s Family Store on a recent Saturday to volunteer to help. The group cheerfully sorted and tagged clothing donations, washed the store’s truck and windows, vacuumed, and put out new furniture and items on the sales floor.
The event was the culmination of a whole week of mission work for the teens. The group had just returned from a mission trip to north Florida and wanted a chance to serve in their local community.
“I think it’s important for our young people to realize they are called to serve,” said Kristen McWilliams, Director of Youth Ministry at Palm City Presbyterian. “By serving locally, alongside an organization like The Salvation Army, the students are able to bless others, as well as get blessed themselves.”
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Fun fundraiser benefits Wreaths Across America

Staff photo by Mary Kemper An enthusiastic crew washes a car July 23 at the Auto Zone in Port St. Lucie to benefit Wreaths Across America in St. Lucie County.

Staff photo by Mary Kemper
An enthusiastic crew washes a car July 23 at the Auto Zone in Port St. Lucie to benefit Wreaths Across America in St. Lucie County.

Mary Kemper
Staff Writer
On a blistering hot July 23, the place to be was a car wash fundraiser for Wreaths Across America at the Auto Zone in Port St. Lucie.
As enthusiastic placard-wavers stood by the side of Port St. Lucie Boulevard encouraging motorists to pull in, a crew stood ready to thoroughly wash, rinse and hand-dry each car or truck.
It was all in benefit of Wreaths Across America for St. Lucie County, whose chair is Air Force veteran Diane Almodovar.
Wreaths Across America seeks to honor every fallen veteran with a holiday wreath each December wherever they are buried.
In St. Lucie County, the local organization has maintained its annual effort at White City Cemetery, and, just recently, Rolling Oaks Cemetery.
In Palm City, the organization is headed by Gold Star Mother Karen Zook.
It all got started in 1992, when Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Co. of Bangor, Maine, realized a dream that began in boyhood.
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