Bram, who has a lifelong commitment to the Salvation Army, called several branches of the organization that were in the devastated area before talking to Charles A. Nutt, CFRE, Director of Development for the Salvation Army in Jackson, MS who provided a list of the items needed by evacuees in his area.
Bram and his
staff put out a community wide call for those items which included diapers, toothpaste, and many items that we all take for granted each day but were in desperately short supply in the affected area.
For the past month Bram, his
family and staff have been busy collecting those items from local businesses and residents.It was also possible to donate directly via the table that could be found outside the Company's headquarters at 25 Willand Drive, which each day was filled to the brim as local residents generously donated the much needed goods.Those who contributed where asked to leave a message and Bram intends to place these on the Company's website when he
returns from Mississippi.
Columbus Day weekend was a busy one for Bram, his
family and staff as they sorted through the donations, packed them into boxes and pallets ready to load onto the truck that had generously been donated to the local effort by Kittery Trading Post
.It wasn't long before Bram climbed into the truck and headed out to his
destination, Jackson, Mississippi, because Bram had resolved to make sure that each and every item that had been donated would be personally delivered by himself.
Bram hopes to send some pictures back from the area when he
destination and in the meantime would like to give his
heartfelt thanks to all the local businesses and residents that helped make this very personal effort reality.