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Salvation Army looks for Algoma recruits

You can play an important role in helping people in Algoma get through tough situations. The Salvation Army of Kewaunee County. Two of its volunteers, Jerry Guth and Brenda Stoller, are transitioning out of the role they have served for years. Guth helped organized the Kettle Campaign efforts in Algoma that collectively outpaced Luxemburg and Kewaunee combined. Taking the money that Guth helped earn, Stoller served the organization by being one of the city’s primary voucher writers. The vouchers written by Stoller and other volunteers could provide the necessary funds to keep the heat running and the lights on for a family during the holidays. Joski says Stoller and Guth are great examples for the community.

You can reach out to the Salvation Army of Kewaunee County if you would like to lend a hand or ring a bell to support local efforts.



Typically, I would not start talking about our annual Salvation Army Kettle Campaign this early, however  we find ourselves in a bit of a predicament this year. For many years, Mr. Jerry Guth has lead the Kettle Campaign effort in the Algoma area with amazing success. His ability to solicit and coordinate bell ringers is without equal. It has not been unusual for the proceeds of Algoma’s campaign to match the combined effort of both Kewaunee and Luxemburg. This is due in large amount to Jerry’s leadership and commitment. The predicament is that Jerry would like to step back from this duty, and we now find ourselves with the challenge of finding someone willing to fill that role.


The good news for anyone interested in this role is that Jerry is willing to assist in the transition. The second part of the good news is that these duties are limited to the weeks leading up to the Kettle Campaign. Please consider joining this worthwhile endeavor. You will also be assisted by myself and the other members of our local Salvation Army Extension Unit.


Speaking of our local Salvation Army extension Unit, we have also been notified that one of our long time unit members, Brenda Stoller is also looking to transition out. Brenda has been part of our team for many years and has been the primary voucher writer in the Algoma area. This role is very rewarding and does not require a great deal of time commitment. You would be a point of contact for those who are in need of assistance, and would be providing vouchers for those needs. I have been a voucher writer for some time now, and can honestly say that my interactions with those in need have been both a humbling experience as well as a great honor in that you are the conduit through which our community’s generosity is provided to those who need it the most at a critical time in their lives.


Please consider joining our local Salvation Army Team. We are very proud of our ability to be there for our neighbors in their time of need, and unlike other efforts where you may not know the impact of your time, you will have the opportunity to see firsthand what a difference our community can make in a person’s life.


Thank you to both Brenda and Jerry for their years of service to this worthy cause. It has been a privilege and an honor to work alongside both of them in serving the needs of our community. I look forward to working with those who step forward and continue to serve the needs of our neighbors during critical times in their lives.


If you are interested or have any additional questions, please feel free to call me at (920)255-1100. 

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