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Friday, June 9, 2017

Farewell to Major Dan Sawka and Stephanie Sawka From The Salvation Army of Muskegon

It seems hard to believe that it was 7 years ago that Dan and Stephanie Sawka came to town.  A lot of things have changed since then to say the very least.  As I sat down to talk with them, it dawned on me that it seemed like yesterday that they popped into the radio studio to say hi and introduce themselves to the Muskegon area.  I remember telling them something to the effect of "Take some time to really get to know Muskegon, and you'll love it".



Dan and Stephanie came to the Salvation Army of Muskegon from Ludington, it was a welcomed assignment for them.  They liked the idea of a bigger town, bigger mission and the fact that for a city the size of Muskegon, you can enjoy just about anything but still preserve the small town feel where friends and neighbors make a difference.

Salvation Army Muskegon
The Salvation Army of Muskegon at the time could have used a little more TLC.  Like so many other organizations, staying top pf mind is difficult.  You're always ready for the Red Kettle at the Holidays, but the work of the Salvation Army is 24/7-365.  Keeping the organization engaged is paramount to any leadership.  Dan and Stephanie did wonders.  From Summer time bells, to golf outings, media outreach, community engagement and more, the Salvation Army grew under their leadership and as I advised them...Muskegon grabbed ahold of them in return.

They are on to their next assignment in Indianapolis, but if you take a listen to the chat below, you'll see.  They came to Muskegon to handle a job, but they found home.  It's a story so many share....


Hard to believe, but they have dedicated their lives to service and duty calls.  Dan and Stephanie have done amazing things with the Salvation Army in Muskegon and I know that Indianapolis will be better off with them there.  We'll stick with the new leadership coming in, we'll meet them once they are settled in a little, but take a moment to say thanks to the Sawka's for their time here and join us in wishing them the very best in the future!


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