The local Salvation Army chapter is having a contactless food drive this Saturday. Here’s the link to the event with more info.
I know what you’re thinking….Trixie, isn’t there an issue with the Sal Army and gays?
Look, I’ve worked with the local Hudson chapter for years, and I can tell you that they do amazing work here in Hudson. They serve everyone – no questions asked, no sermons preached. Every day, they provide over 60 hot lunches (sometimes with fresh home-baked cookies from yours truly!) throughout Hudson, plus dinners. If anyone needs food, they have a food pantry. They are very involved in our community. You’ve seen the building – it’s across the street from what used to be Or Bar.
But, why believe me? I googled a little to find out about the Salvation Army and LGBTQs. I found this recent article on CNN.com on how the Salvation Army is trying to change its anti-gay reputation.
The problem is, if you scroll down the CNN website, there’s tons of clickbait! Within seconds of my “research”, I’m reading the 9 Minor Goofs You Never Noticed on ‘Gilligan’s Island’!! (which was actually, a much more interesting read.)
Did you know that on one episode of Gilligan’s Island, you can see a building in the distance over the lagoon? Fascinating!
My point is, you don’t have to be a millionaire, or his wife, to make a non-perishable food donation to the Salvation Army in Hudson this Saturday from 9-noon.