Samuel Reeder has been hired as a Regional Services Coordinator for the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army, announced Major Donald Hostetler, divisional commander.
“Sam’s prior experience in senior housing and interaction with community groups will lend itself well to his new position in working with our volunteer driven service units,” noted Major Hostetler.
Reeder will work with Salvation Army service units, which provide a Salvation Army presence and emergency needs assistance in communities where there is no Salvation Army Worship and Community Center. He will work with service units in 17 counties in northern and eastern New York and the Mohawk Valley. In Essex County, he will work with Salvation Army service unit volunteers in Ticonderoga. He is also seeking volunteers to re-activate the service unit in the Port Henry area.
Reeder has an extensive background in property management and senior housing. He is a graduate of SUNY Canton. As a veteran, he is active with the American Legion and several veterans’ assistance programs.
“I have started visiting volunteers in our service units to support the work they do in each community and I am amazed at their ability to coordinate with other community agencies to help those in need,” Reeder said. “I’m looking for active, community-minded residents to join our service units and continue to ‘Do The Most Good’ in each community.”
Reeder can be reached at Samuel.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (315) 877-6079.
Service unit volunteers work in collaboration with area community agencies. Volunteers are most visible during the holiday season, ringing bells and soliciting donations to the Army’s Red Kettle. All funds raised by the service units stay in the community to meet individuals’ short term emergency needs.