The Emrichs became familiar with the work of The Salvation Army as a result of living next door to two of the organization’s Officers. An alumnus of both The Ohio State University and Kent State University, Allen also served as a Lieutenant in the Navy during the Korean War. Additionally, he is a member of both The American Legion and the Masons. Besides The Salvation Army the Emrichs are also active in Hospice, Neighborhood Watch and the Apple Valley Activities Committee. With their gift they hope to help families in the Knox County area.