Pioneer reflects on origins of local Salvation Army

15th September, 2014 by

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — For a blind guy, Jerry Milsaps has always had amazing vision. It wasn’t exactly in an Old Testament kind of way, but Milsaps was one of the pastors Trinity Baptist Church who beget the Thrifty Shops, which beget Vail Valley Cares, and he ran the local Salvation Army chapter. He didn’t come up with the idea of food pantries, but he stuffed the food stuffs for the Salvation Army into his tiny office. You don’t need 20/20 vision to see the community needs. Hal Holman, a Presbyterian minister in Minturn, started the local Salvation Army chapter. When …

Source: Vail Daily Feed



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