“We all come into this world with nothing, but everyone who’s born is special. We also go out with nothing and what counts is what you do between those bookends. If you want to have purpose in your life; help a child. When you give a child hope, you give a child a future.”
– Walter Roop
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Approximately 18 million Americans suffer from diabetes. It is even more heartbreaking when you consider that millions of children are affected with this lifelong disease. With your support, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will continue its mission – to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
The Salvation Army in the Greater Memphis Area
Walter has been a long time volunteer for the The Red Kettle campaign for The Salvation Army. In 2004, the campaign raised over $100 million in communities nationwide, with the nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars all remaining in the towns where the money was deposited into the kettles. The funds raised help support many of the 37 million people in poverty who turn to the Army for food and toys at Christmas, utility and homeless assistance, senior and child care, drug abuse treatment and many other social service needs.