RAPID CITY, S.D. – Each yr round Easter the Salvation Army Community Care Ministries honor area elders by donating inventive care packages to Black Hills area nursing homes.
“Each Spring, we inquire as to what gifts is likely to be on their want record for his or her facility,” mentioned Major Vangie O’Neil, Rapid City Corps Officer. “Requests vary from artwork provides, puzzles and video games for social actions, to nail polish, chocolate and even a raised backyard mattress!”
The Community Care Ministries be in contact with area nursing homes year-round to discover out what wants residents might have to enhance their high quality of residing. They attain out in help and encourage residents in each sensible and significant methods; together with cellphone calls, one on one visits, particular person Christmas gifts annually and gifts for the amenities as a complete every spring.
This spring they made donations to 29 Black Hills area care amenities in Rapid City, New Underwood, Sturgis, Hot Springs, Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Whitewood and Lead.
“This is a particular time to present one thing for the whole house that everybody can get pleasure from and admire collectively. Obviously, we will buy one thing bigger that’s one thing for the whole house. I do know once we delivered the raised backyard mattress, the woman there mentioned, they’re going to like it,” mentioned O’Neil. “It’s essential to us to allow them to know that any person is considering them and that they aren’t forgotten.”
The Community Care Ministries additionally do hospital visits, ship playing cards to deployed navy personnel and have a bike ministry. They are at all times searching for volunteers and in case you are concerned with serving to with their initiatives you possibly can name Angie Mason at 605-791-4045.