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Salvation Army

I volunteered to help the Salvation Army the other day. It was associated with PTK (Phi Theta Kappa). This experience was fantastic since it helped me understand what “Good Works” as charity means as discussed in my “History of Christianity” class that I took this Fall semester. I did not even know what “salvation” meant before.

My activity was only three hours distributing Christmas gifts to needy families at the Salvation Army Center through the Angel Tree program, registered by people in October, and they come to pick them up. I was told 2,000 children receive free Christmas gifts from Salvation Army every year – not sure how many years they are doing this. They had two distribution days and my volunteering day was the second day.

People have different perspectives of “Good Works.” Some say it is hypocrisy. I thought that too and I understand why others do also. Ideally, you do charity because you feel sorry for children who are not able to get gifts on Christmas day. But, even if…