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Bill Egan, Minot

My name is Bill Egan. I am a 16-year-old sophomore at Central Campus. I am a Life Scout with Troop 425 and I am working towards my Eagle Scout.

Currently I am in a Communication merit badge and I am writing you to tell you about the Salvation Army.

I choose the Salvation Army to talk about because I like their programs and what they do for the city of Minot and its citizens.

One thing they do for the citizens of Minot is they have a food pantry and donate food to the less fortunate. It’s open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. When I get off of school, I help stock shelves and date food.

They also have a youth group Monday and Thursday where I play Xbox, pool, ping-pong, and watch T.V. from 3:30-5 p.m.

Sometimes I help shovel snow and salt the sidewalks.

Besides the things I do there and help with, they also offer rent and utility assistance, backpacks for kids, transportation assistance, prescription assistance, clothing vouchers, winter coats for children, Thanksgiving food available seasonally in the food shelf, Christmas food baskets and toys, and men and women’s ministries.

I am happy to be a part of their program in the community and I wanted to share why the Salvation Army is important to me and the city of Minot.

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