Jim Abernathey, Minot
When Minot flooded in 2011, no one provided more help in clean up and assistance than The Salvation Army.
There was the food truck passing out free meals and bottled water. There was also a site where cleaning supplies and face masks were available. All these services were free of charge. Thousands of volunteer manhours went into providing these services.
This is why it is so surprising and disappointing to see all the unattended red kettles because of the lack of volunteers. This is one of the major fundraisers for The Salvation Army.
Let's hope if there is another flood or disaster they will be there to help.