Salvation Army says SVG needs warehouse
September 28, 2007

Salvation Army says SVG needs warehouse

The Salvation Army is thinking about establishing a local warehouse to store perishable goods and other supplies in the event that a storm hits this country.{{more}}

During a press conference on Monday, Major Henry King said that St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in need of the warehouse, since this country lies in the hurricane belt.

“Just in case a hurricane comes, we won’t have to lean on other territorial and additional headquarters,” King told the media.

He also highlighted that this country relies on other countries for supplies, and this can take up to three days, but with the warehouse, this can be prevented.

Salvation Army Territorial Commander and Commissioner Raymond Houghton expressed his happiness to see that the Salvation Army in St. Vincent is still active as a church, and that they play their part in ecumenical and other church matters.

According to Houghton, the Salvation Army tries to reach out to meet the needs of the people, whether physically, socially, spiritually and emotionally.

Houghton, who is responsible for 16 English speaking Caribbean Countries in which the Salvation Army operates, told the media that in the 15 months since he has held the post, he has visited all of these countries and assessed their needs.

He said the Salvation Army is in the process of trying to develop persons in ways that make them more efficient. He is of the opinion that the needs of all the different Caribbean countries are very diverse.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in the process of conducting an assessment to determine the feasibility of opening a breakfast club. Plans are also advanced for the building of a children’s home at Pembroke. (SB)