WARSAW — Ken Locke, Ministries Director at the Salvation Army was one of many to receive a nomination to be a torchbearer for the Indiana Bicentennial.
Locke was not expecting to be chosen for the nomination. “I was surprised,” said Locke when he discovered he would be one of the torchbearers.
Locke’s nomination letter mentions a large part of why Locke was nominated was due to his extensive work with the needy in the community.
He has served in his current role at the Salvation Army for the past 19 years. He works with individuals and families in economic crisis. Locke explains that a lot of his work is “seasonal.” From providing school supplies to kids in the fall, to working on donations for Christmas presents during the holiday season, Locke is working to make sure the needy in the community are served well.
In addition to giving food, clothing and financial assistance, Locke also wants to make sure people are listened to. Locke explains he loves working with the community.
“I like working with people and being able to help people,” said Locke.
In addition to his work with the Salvation Army, he also serves on the Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association and is a member of the Warsaw Rotary Club, serving as the treasurer.
Despite the fact that he’s served the community in many capacities for almost 20 years, Locke said he was not expecting to receive a nominate to be a torchbearer. He mentioned that there are many people who are striving to serve the community that could have received the nomination.
“That’s the thing about Ken, He’s quick to recognize and nominate others, but shy to accept any recognition for himself,” said Woody Zimmerman, who nominated Locke to be a Torchbearer.