Navy Wives came up with an idea to use their garages to help others by turning their unused space into a free thrift shop of sorts for others to come and trade or take items for free.

Numerous churches have come on board to this new art of bartering meeting the needs of Navy Families.

One idea can create a landslide of others following suit. My niece, Leigh Andrea Blais was surprised and delighted to hear about this unique organization on Facebook.

Many know that both my sister and I are strong supporters of the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army helped over thirty million people seeking the barest of necessities, food, shelter and warmth.

Elderly Services are offered for seniors in community centers that offer educational classes, day care, hot lunch programs and pre retirement seminars.

The Salvation Army operates several residential facilities for older adults. Older people can live in the atmosphere of love, acceptance and encouragement. There are several adult day care service centers for those seniors who need specialized services.

800-SAL-ARMY is the contact number for more information.

“Doing the most good.” In these four words, their mission is to feed, clothe, comfort and care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives, in fighting hunger and poverty, they feed and nurture the spirit sharing Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs.

The Salvation Army is an international movement and part of the Universal Christian Church. It’s message is based on the Bible. It’s ministry is motivated by the love of God. The mission is to preach the gospel and meet the needs of others without discrimination.

The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, and a wealth of children’s programs.