National Salvation Army Week
In celebration of the
58th NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK
(May 14 – 20)
The Salvation Army Kalamazoo Corps says
to local donors and volunteers for their generous support.
Kalamazoo, MI May 9, 2012 – For an organization that has been helping those in need for nearly 150 years, the mission of The Salvation Army remains as relevant as ever. In communities across the U.S. and around the world The Salvation Army actively serves individuals and families in crisis, meeting basic needs and sharing hope through Christ.
Beginning the week of May 14, The Salvation Army is celebrating the 58thannual National Salvation Army Week, which was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 as a time to honor the organization’s work done on behalf of those needing our services. In commemoration of this special week, local corps locations have planned events across the country to thank their supporters and to encourage volunteerism and charitable giving. Watch for our local Emergency Disaster Services Canteen traveling through the Kalamazoo community in celebration of our many generous donors and volunteers.
“As we continue to serve our neighbors in need, we are grateful for the generous support of The Salvation Army in our community. Literally, we could not survive if not for our relationships with local individuals, families and organizations who continue to support our work of touching lives each and every day. It is my privilege to see the gratitude on the faces of the mom or dad who have just been helped with keeping the lights on in their home. I’ve also witnessed the excitement on the face of a child headed to camp for his or her very first time away from the city. They tell me thanks, and we want to pass along their expression of gratitude”, said Major John Mowers, Kalamazoo Corps Officer.
In celebration of National Salvation Army, the public may send a gift of support directly to The Salvation Army Kalamazoo Corps located at 1700 S. Burdick Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 or they can also visit our website at www.tsakalamazoo.org and click the “Donate Now” button to make a gift online.Share this on... ... or email it to your friends.