While the leadership may change, the mission of the Salvation Army of Goldsboro will continue on as it has for almost 100 years.
Captains Sherrie and Phillip Stokes have received their marching orders and will relinquish their leadership roles at the Salvation Army of Goldsboro next month.
With little experience in disaster relief, the Stokes came to the local Salvation Army right around the time Hurricane Matthew devastated the local area in 2016.
Sherrie Stokes says she, her husband and a few volunteers served 21,000 meals in the first nine days after Matthew hit.
She also says she will miss getting to celebrate life-changing moments with community members.
Captain Phillip Stokes says it’s a bittersweet time after building so many great relationships in Wayne County.
June 21st will be the Stokes’ final day with the Salvation Army of Goldsboro before they head to Hendersonville in Western North Carolina.
Captains J.B. and Stephanie Blevins will be the new leaders of the Salvation Army of Goldsboro starting June 22nd.