Lt. Rick Larson and Jeanne Turner of Salvation Army

Lt. Rick Larson and Jeanne Turner of Salvation Army


In the months of November and December, we take a break from our normal line-up of all things real estate. Instead, we take this time to give back to the community by interviewing different non-profit organizations to help you decide which organizations you might want to send your holiday contributions. The holidays are when most of these organizations make their money to operate during the upcoming year.


Today, Deborah Elliott-Shultz welcomes Lieutenant Rick Larson and Jeanne Turner of the Salvation Army.


Come ring the kettle bells! Every year, the Salvation Army Kettle Bell ringers stand outside of stores to collect donations. Did you know that you can Make Change Happen just by giving your change and other large donations?


All money raised in the area through kettles stays in this area to help support a 220-bed shelter, the only emergency shelter in Colorado Springs to accept families with children; help provide housing for families, individuals, and seniors; provide life skills training; create a place of safety with after-school tutoring and care for homeless children; and supports other year-round programs. Which is why their motto is: Feed. Shelter. Restore.


The homeless population in Colorado Springs has increased, but it is highly transient because of our weather making it difficult to determine just how many live here. Due to the complexity of homelessness, it is not a problem that is going away anytime soon.


From bell ringing to angel trees to donations of all kinds, find out how you can get make a difference, check out their website at, call (719) 636-3891 or you can mail donations to 908 Yuma St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909.


If you would like more information about this or anything real estate, contact Deborah Elliott-Shultz at (719) 641-1357. And remember, it’s never too late to become the person you were meant to be.