HATTIESBURG, Miss. - When you think of The Salvation Army, qualities of kindness, love, and service are what come to mind.
Captain Corps Officer, Stacey Connelly, found purpose in serving others through the organization.
The Salvation Army has served Hattiesburg for more than one hundred years and Connelly joined the ministry in 2018. “Our mission is to meet human need in Jesus name and without discrimination,” said Connelly.
There are various acts of kindness in the Salvation Army. Officer Connelly said she feels most connected to the community through the Angel Tree Program. “Most churches have to seek individuals with needs out and the greatest part about being a part of the Salvation Army is those in need seek us out,” said Connelly.
She said when people volunteer with the salvation army they not only leave a footprint of service in the Pine Belt but around the world. “Every day there is a reason to find [a way] to be thankful. Every morning, as a matter of fact, that’s what I talk to my daughter about on the way to school, ‘what are you thankful for this morning?’ Just the fact that he wakes us up and gives us another day and another chance to try to and get it right. I hope that until he takes my last breath from me that I’ll be doing exactly that… reaching out as the hands and feet of Jesus.”
Opportunities are always available to the public. If you would like to volunteer, you can contact the Salvation Army at 601-544-3684.