2010 NEWS

2010 NEWS > 11/3/10


Gwinnett Daily Post

LAWRENCEVILLE — Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine recently kicked off The Salvation Army’s 2010 holiday fundraising season with stories of faith and philanthropy at The Salvation Army Gwinnett’s fourth annual Prayer Breakfast.

Glavine shared his story of growing up in a Catholic household and how he remained committed to practicing his faith, even during the hectic baseball season. He spoke of the inspiration and motivation he found in Jackie Robinson’s quote, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives,” and of his belief that “one man can truly make a difference.”

In addition to Glavine’s speech, The Salvation Army honored Virginia Hinson, a 25-year volunteer, with its annual Volunteer of The Year award, and presented testimonials from individuals and families who have benefited from the organization’s Gwinnett area programs for the homeless.

The $30,000 raised through event sponsorships and ticket sales will support The Salvation Army’s Home Sweet Home Gwinnett Program, a rapid housing program for homeless families in Gwinnett.