GREENSBORO, NC - The Salvation Army Southern Territory and Divisional Headquarters have appointed Majors Don and Daphne Vick to lead the Greensboro Corps.
The Vicks come to Greensboro from Knoxville, Tennessee where they served as Area Commanders for the past six years. Majors Don & Daphne Vick are celebrating their 30th year of service as Salvation Army Officers. They have served in various appointments in Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia and Tennessee.
Major Don Vick is a 5th generation Salvationist (Salvation Army member), originally from Greenville, South Carolina where his family attended The Salvation Army as their church home. He was also a member of the Salvation Army Red Shield Boys Club where he was awarded the 'Boy of the Year' award in 1972. Major Vick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of West Florida. Major Vick likes to play golf and keep up with local sports.
Major Daphne Vick's family came to The Salvation Army when their home in Johnson City, Tennessee was destroyed by a tornado. The Salvation Army provided shelter for the family and reunited her, her siblings and father with their mother a few days after the disaster. The family made The Salvation Army their church home. Mrs. Vick holds a Certificate in Photography from the University of Tennessee and is an avid scrapbooker.
"We are really excited to be a part of this community", said Major Don Vick. "We've heard great things about this area and we are looking forward to calling it home."
The Vicks will oversee the operations of the Greensboro Corps and the many programs that are offered to the community, including the Center of Hope shelter for homeless individuals and families, six Boys and Girls Clubs, two family stores, community center and church.
The Salvation Army of Greensboro's previous officers, Majors Paul and Karen Egan, have been appointed to work at The Salvation Army's Divisional Headquarters in Dallas, Texas.