When Stacy Knutson is not at her full-time job in a local dental office, she is a volunteer for the Salvation Army.

Knutson was recently helping the Corpus Christi Fire Department hand out toys to children staying at the Salvation Army shelter.

"I just feels really good. It just makes me feel like a better person to be able to come out here and help everybody. And it's really great to see the kids and how excited they are to get their gifts, and how amazing the fire department was," Knutson said. "They are giving a demonstration for them. It just makes me feel awesome actually. It's important for me to show that, to be a good role model to the kids, to show them that volunteering is a good thing to do."

Knutson is married to the lead case manager for the Salvation Army and has been volunteering with the local chapter for past four years.

"I volunteer because the Salvation Army is an amazing organization that does a lot for the community. I've seen what they do for them, and I think it's just an amazing service they do," Knutson said. "I like to just be out there and help with whatever I can out of the goodness of my heart because I know there's a lot of things that they need volunteers for."

Knutson enjoys helping out in any of the efforts the Salvation Army is known for, from the Angel Tree program to being a bell ringer in the Red Kettle program. Knutson is thrilled to help others.

"Just reach out to the Salvation Army. Just call them and ask what they need help with. There's always something out there that they need volunteers for," Knutson said.

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