The Salvation Army celebrated long-time store manager, Mr. Carlos Barbosa, Jr., in his honorary retirement held on Saturday, June 8th, 2019. Mr. Barbosa served as an influential, steadfast and committed member of The Salvation Army for 30 phenomenal years.
Lieutenant Jamaal Ellis presented Mr. Carlos Barbosa, Jr. with the Cup of Service Award for his faithful and dedicated services throughout the LeFlore County community. Lieutenant Tami Ellis stated that, “He has a serving heart, a giving spirit and he is simply a huge blessing to so many.”
Mr. Carlos Barbosa, Jr. gave thanks to God, the entire LeFlore County community and to everyone that has played a supportive role over the past three decades. Mr. Barbosa especially thanked Ida Keys, better known as Mae-Mae, and Kim Lucas for their devoted service as volunteers at The Salvation Army for the past 25 years. Lieutenant Tami Ellis confirmed that this is just what Mr. Barbosa does: builds strong and ongoing relationships with employees, customers and volunteers.
Mr. Carlos Barbosa, Jr. received kind words of gratitude from board members, both present and past Corporate Officers, family members, employees, customers and volunteers. Mr. Barbosa, Jr. made it a point to encourage the community to continue to shop, to donate and to continue to wholeheartedly support the ministries of The Salvation Army.
Those who were unable to make the celebration have until July 1st, 2019 to visit The Salvation Army Store located on 214 Highway 7 South Greenwood, MS 38930 to give their final good-byes to Mr. Carlos Barbosa, Jr.