BARR Credit Services & The Salvation Army
Supporting the Tucson community has always been important to Randy Frazee, the CEO of BARR Credit Services. Since starting his business in Tucson, Arizona, in the mid 1990’s, Frazee wanted to find a way to give back to the community that had become the foundation of his entrepreneurial dreams. When searching for an organization to support, Randy found and began to work with the Tucson chapter of The Salvation Army. Nearly 20 years later, he holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board.
The Salvation Army is one of the few organizations that truly “walks the walk”. Eighty-two cents of every dollar donated goes directly towards aid. They provide food, clothing, shelter, free inpatient rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addiction, and disaster relief around the world. While sharing the word of God to those in need. These forms of aid really change people’s lives, and I have been able to see it happen firsthand, which makes couniting to support The Salvation Army important to me.
Randy Frazee, CEO, BARR Credit Services WHITE TEXT
Looking Back on 2018
As the new year progresses, we take a look back over 2018 and reflect on the holiday festivities that Frazee and other BARR Credit employees participated in. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, Frazee was one of the cooks who ensured dinner was cooked and served for the thousands of attendees who relied on The Salvation Army for their holiday meal.
Frazee and other BARR Credit Services staff also volunteered as “bell ringers” for the organizations’ “Red Kettle Campaign.” Employees rang a bell in front of a local grocery store, with different employees changing shifts throughout the day. BARR Credit employees were elated to help, especially knowing that 35% of The Salvation Army’s funding comes from its “Red Kettle Campaign”.
For early 2019 plans, Easter is the next big event for The Salvation Army. The event includes a free community breakfast, worship, music, and Easter baskets for the children attending. Frazee and BARR Credit employees plan to help with preparing Easter breakfast and providing Easter baskets. Last year, employees worked together to create their own gift baskets.
Supporting The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s work for the community is free to all recipients, which makes their efforts so important to the communities they serve. Fortunately, they are a national organization with multiple chapters serving different areas. Volunteering can be done at a variety of levels depending on one’s desired level of commitment. From donating materials to hosting fundraisers to becoming chapter board members, there’s something for everyone do. To find a location visit: https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/