An army of volunteers is getting ready to spread holiday cheer throughout the Kansas City area.
On Sunday, Dec. 8, dozens of Salvation Army volunteers will deliver a Christmas gift of a warm throw blanket and happy holiday greetings to nearly 400 homebound, elderly or disabled individuals in the Kansas City metropolitan area, in an annual event known as “Shut-In Sunday.”
“It’s an opportunity to reach out to those who may be alone and lonely over the holiday season and bring a little Christmas joy to their lives,” said Major Charles Smith, divisional commander of The Salvation Army in Kansas City, Mo. “Our volunteers bring each person a Christmas gift, check on their welfare and let them know someone cares about them. For many people, it’s the only visit they receive during the holiday season.”
Volunteers must sign up and pass a background check before assisting with Shut-In Sunday. For more information on Shut-In Sunday or other before Salvation Army volunteer projects, call 816-968-0396.