PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — For the past eight years, doTERRA Wellness Advocate Thais Viana and her husband have taken community service to a new level by being Salvation Army officers in the Waltham, Massachusetts, area. They chose to work with the Salvation Army because they believed the organization aligned with their family goals of being an “agent of change with grace and no discrimination.” Since they have started their journey with the Salvation Army, they have found just that—a non-discriminatory foundation that gives to and loves everyone. Through their service as officers and volunteers in the Salvation Army, they are able to reach out to thousands of people each year through a wide array of community out-reach programs.
Some of the most prevalent programs offered by the Salvation Army are the ones that provide food and hot meals for those who cannot afford them. When individuals face starvation or food insecurity, their immune systems can weaken from a lack of proper nutrients. This reduced state of health can make it easier for viruses and infections to penetrate the immune system. If untreated, these viruses and infections can also lead to worse problems, such as a cold, the flu, pneumonia, or whooping cough. But because of the selfless acts of the Salvation Army, individuals in need of proper nutrients are able to receive essential foods that can help protect them from viruses, infections, and additional health issues.