Jul 27, 2021
The past year and a half tested us all but it also brought countless examples of hope and sacrifice. We saw brave Salvation Army officers, staff, volunteers and friends continue to serve and show care in their communities in ways big and small.
We’re designating these incredible individuals—nominated by you!—our Caring Heroes. And, as a small gesture of respect and gratitude, we honored them in a live virtual awards ceremony July 23.
We named the 2021 Caring Heroes—the brave, compassionate, passionate, uplifting, caring members of our communities. We were inspired by Brad Montague, New York Times bestselling author and creator of Kid President. And we were encouraged and challenged by The Salvation Army’s Western Territorial Commander Commissioner Douglas Riley. He thanked the awardees for “loving people who need it—whether they know it or not.”
And on this episode of the podcast, we’re bringing you his message along with a song by Matt Woods, with accompaniment by Jill Ulmer, titled “Love Changes Everything.”
As the song goes: “Love will never let you be the same.”
Enjoy this clip from the awards show and <a href="https://caringmagazine.org/2021-heroes/">then watch the full replay.</a>
EPISODE SHOWNOTES<a href="https://caringmagazine.org/87-love-changes-everything-from-the-2021-caring-hero-awards/">Read more.</a>
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STUDY SCRIPTURE. <a href="https://caringmagazine.org/scripture">Get inside the collection.</a>
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FIGHT FOR GOOD. <a href="https://www.caringmagazine.org/give">Give to The Salvation Army.</a>