Winston-Salem mayor honors Salvation Army volunteers, workers

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Salvation Army this week is celebrating years of helping needy families across the Piedmont Triad. 

Many Salvation Army units were out in full force as May 13 to 19 marks National Salvation Army Week, but the volunteers and workers in Winston-Salem shared a unique reason to celebrate. 

Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines on Tuesday announced the temporary renaming of Fifth Street to Salvation Army Avenue. 

“Sometimes we take for granted these agencies that work so hard for us," Joines said.  "They have to have support of the community in order for them to be successful... So if we can help bring a little attention to their anniversary we do that and hopefully people will step up and continue to support them."

The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem, which was founded in 1907, regularly assists 35,000 people in Forsyth, Davie, Yadkin and Stokes counties.