The Salvation Army Recognizes Lifetime Volunteer

Charlie Doan

On Monday May 16th, 2011, at the Quincy Salvation Army, Charlie Doan was presented with The Salvation Army’s Central Territory Lifetime Volunteer Award.

This award is only given to an outstanding volunteer who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing service to others through The Salvation Army over many years.

The Quincy Salvation Army Kroc Center was privileged to recognize Advisory Board Member, Charlie Doan, as the recipient of the Territorial Lifetime Service Award.  A reception was held in his honor on May 16th.  Divisional Headquarters guests, Major Barbara MacClean, Divisional Secretary for Program, and Sheila R. Davis, Divisional Volunteer Coordinator were on hand to present Charlie with the Award.

Charlie has given 40+ years of volunteer service to The Salvation Army in Quincy.  As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” Charlie has always been an ambitious man, who for many years, has supported and given generously to The Salvation Army.  He is also involved with many community organizations and groups that have affected many lives for the better.  In addition to his 40+ years as a Salvation Army advisory board member, he also has life member status.

Charlie has served The Salvation Army in many ways over the years.   He served for many years on the Emergency Disaster Team, helping with disasters both locally and nationally. Throughout the holiday season he has manned kettles and served as the coordinator and head cook for The Salvation Army’s Community Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners. His many years of faithful service to The Salvation Army are respected and will continue to be appreciated.   Even at the age of 86, Charlie continues to be active, and is the current chair of the Advisory Board Property Committee.

Charlie’s spirit of volunteerism is being carried on by his family, with three generations of Doans currently volunteering for The Salvation Army.