November 26, 2004
Army Kettle Appeal on

The members of the Salvation Army are once again appealing to the general public and the business community to assist in helping them reach a $65,000 target, set as part of this year’s Christmas Kettle Appeal.

At the launch of the Christmas Kettle Appeal last Friday 12th in front of the General Post Office on Halifax Street, Major Ronald Ellis said the Salvation Army was able to make EC$58,000 during their appeal last year. {{more}}

The Salvation Army, operating in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the last 100 years, has been assisting needy children and senior citizens with about 23 per cent of funds coming from the Kettle Appeal.

The Kettle Appeal was launched originally to assist the Salvation Army in their school-feeding programme.

During the Christmas period, kettles will be carried around Kingstown by members of the business or civic society in which the public can place donations.

Meanwhile, the Salvation Army is presently constructing a building at Peruvian Vale that will house a church hall campsite and a community-based programme centre.

The construction of the building marks 100 years of Salvation Army service here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The community site will be equipped with computers and sewing machines among other things.