December 2, 2005
Salvation Army launches appeal

Even with the election buzz in the air, the Salvation Army did not lose sight of the true meaning of the season as they held their annual Kettle appeal last Friday at the General Post Office in Kingstown.

Guest speaker at the launch was Taiwanese Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Madam Elizabeth Chu. {{more}}

Madame Chu stated that her first encounter with the Salvation Army came in 1986 in San Francisco, and she has always donated various items to the organisation. She also expressed appreciation for the tremendous work done over the years. With this, she presented a cheque of $1000 to Major Ronald Ellis.

She urged the Vincentian public to support local charities, not only the Salvation Army but those devoted to a worthy cause.

Soulful singing by Evangelist Meltia Hamilton had the public spell bound as his magic fingers played his keyboard to perfection. Busy onlookers paused to take in some of the Christmas cheer.

The Kettle appeal has been operating in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the past 75 years and has been fully operational worldwide for the past 100 years.