A Recipe for Compassion: Serving Hope with The Salvation Army

Apr 5, 2024

Felix Casas's journey with The Salvation Army began with an introduction to Brenda Sanchez, the Volunteer Coordinator in El Paso. Inspired by her guidance and passion, Felix decided to join the mission and dedicate his time and effort to alleviating hunger within his community.

Felix retired in 2012, after dedicating 43 years to a career with American Airlines. Retirement, as it turned out, marked the beginning of a new chapter in his life. With a fervent desire to serve his community, Felix has volunteered with various organizations throughout the city and his commitment to giving back extends far and wide.

Today, Felix is a vital force in The Salvation Army's mission, assembling food boxes destined for families in need and preparing sack lunches for various projects. This hands-on work allows him to make a direct and immediate impact in the fight against hunger.

“I prepare 15 food boxes each morning, but they’re gone in 24 hours,” said Felix. “It’s a reminder that the fight against hunger is an ongoing challenge, but I know we’re making an impact.”

Felix has volunteered 373 hours since May 2022. His unwavering dedication did not go unnoticed, and during National Salvation Army Week, Felix was recognized as the “Volunteer of the Year.” His story is a testament to the power of community, compassion and collaboration.

Join the ranks of dedicated volunteers like Felix and answer the call to support The Salvation Army's vital year-round programs. Contact your local Salvation Army today to find out how you can get involved! 

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