157 Years Later and Still Helping Disaster Victims, the Homeless and the Downtrodden – with Colonel Michele Matthews – Area Commander Sarasota Salvation Army | Episode 075

Many people only think of The Salvation Army. at Christmas time when you see (and hear) their volunteers outside department stores with a red bucket ringing a bell for donations.

But this organization is much, much more …

For nearly 160 years The Salvation Army has often been, for many the difference between despair and hope.

And what most people don’t know is Natural disaster response is one thing the Salvation Army specializes in.

This episode was recorded one week after Hurricane Ian destroyed parts of Southern Sarasota County and beyond.

It is part of a series of special episodes we want to bring to you of the front-line organizations helping our neighbors get back on their feet.

My guest today is Colonel Michele Matthews – Area Commander of the Sarasota Salvation Army

In this episode, you’ll learn …

  • One thing most people don’t know about Michele
  • What are the immediate priorities when a disaster hits for the Salvation Army
  • How long it might take for the Ian disaster to be behind us
  • How Michele coordinates with other organizations
  • What’s the greatest need right now and where can people go to help and get help
  • … and much, much more!

Thank you for stopping by today, it is my hope you will listen … learn … and connect!