Today, we had a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) lunch meeting at Hollytree. The CRS designation is one that requires education and production in order to display this designation. We do have a Lone Star Chapter in East Texas, and I have been treasurer for two years. Being part of the CRS, we do have a fund raiser/charity called Chapter with a Heart. We have raised and are donating $2000 to the Salvation Army to purchase bicycles for children. They will be able to purchase around 50 .
We had Captain Zach Bell from the Salvation Army-Center of Hope on North Broadway, come and speak to us today. It was such an eye opener and was probably the best meeting I have been to in a long time. There are 155 families that live at the Salvation Army here in Tyler. He did say that this year the needs are so many more than last year. Just children alone for the Angel Tree is 2500. This does not include the elderly.
If you get a chance, every third Thursday, from 11:30-1, they serve lunch and have a tour. I just think I will be making this tour.
We are so blessed, and I just never realized the tremendous need and the fulfillment of these needs by the Salvation Army.