The Capital Area has new officers in charge of The Salvation Army. Moving after 22 years in the Wisconsin area Majors Alan and Kim Hellstrom have been appointed as the Capital Area Coordinators and Citadel Corps officers.
For them it means returning home. Originally from the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area they are pleased to be retuning home to Michigan. They are closer to family and friends, and are excited about the opportunities to visit with them more often.
The Hellstroms are also excited to be part of the work that lies ahead for them. Major Alan Hellstrom said, “The work that The Salvation Army does in Lansing is important to the disadvantaged of the city. What we do is the type of rubber-meets-the-road programming with an active food pantry, and rental and utility assistance.”
They expressed their desire to continue the wonderful service The Salvation Army has provided for many years in the Capital Area. “Major Lesa and Captain Brian Davis have done admirable work here over the last three years. Our hope is that we can keep the tradition going of hard working officers that have made a difference on the lives of others. That is what we were appointed here to do,” said Major Hellstrom of his predecessors. The Davis’s have been transferred to the Chicago Norridge Corps.
The Salvation Army, located at 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave, helped over 13,000 people with food, meals and fresh produce over the past year. The Salvation Army has continued to work hard in the area of prevention by providing over 450 households in the tri-county area with utility or rental assistance. As it has for many years The Salvation Army opened its doors during the Christmas season to 3,500 families by providing toys, food and clothing to those in need.
With heart to God and hand to man the Hellstroms are ready to Do the Most Good for The Salvation Army and for the Lansing community.