by Roma Vivas
News West 9
ODESSA- Sergeants Jay and Michelle Ward have being working in the Odessa Salvation Army for about two years. Salvation Army officers know moving is part of the job. But the Wards' say it always hurts a little to leave coworkers and friends.
"Moving is a process, very stressful, and so we are just trying to get everything done before we leave," Sgt. Jay Ward, Salvation Army, Odessa, said.
Sergeants Jay and Michelle Ward are moving from the Odessa Salvation Army to the one in Miami, Florida. They are sad to leave the community that welcomed them with open arms.
"We have come to love Odessa, the people in West Texas are unique, and it's our kind of people, we just fit right in, and have loved it here," Ward said.
Ward says it wasn't always easy dealing with problems here. But it has all being part of a learning process that has made him a better officer.
"It's being a very unique experience dealing with the dealing economy here while the rest of the country is not in the case and having a unique perspective on the homeless here that a lot of times they are working and they just can't find a place to stay," Ward said.