Pamela Anderson Posthumously Named Salvation Army Lifetime Volunteer of the Year
The Salvation Army Northern Division is proud to announce Pamela Anderson as our 2020 Lifetime Volunteer of the Year.
Anderson volunteered at The Salvation Army in Fergus Falls, and has served there with dedication for 20 years.
“Pamela has been compassionately serving her community and The Salvation Army with love for God's people,” said Lt. Anthony Nordan, leader of the Fergus Falls service center. “Not a day would go by when she didn’t wake up and ask herself, ‘How can I serve God today?’ and headed to The Salvation Army with her crew.”
One example that demonstrates her value to the center played out during last year’s Christmas Toy Shop gift distribution. The day before the event, the staff was feeling overwhelmed with completing all the necessary set-up and coordination. That’s when Pamela took over: she and her team rallied the community to bring in over 100 volunteers, making sure the Toy Shop was a success. She coordinated the gifts, food and work assignments, and made sure every client was greeted with encouragement and offered a prayer.
Over the years, Pamela has served the incarcerated and those struggling with poverty. Whether helping someone overcome drug addiction or providing a sympathetic ear to someone who’s had their children taken away, she has shown hope and compassion to hundreds of suffering souls.
“Whenever her crew got together, problems got smaller and community got better,” Norden said. “She now is enjoying her reward—God called this good and faithful servant home on February 24th—but her impact will be felt here for generations to come.