Salvation Army thanks  Vincentians for their support
January 22, 2013
Salvation Army thanks Vincentians for their support

The Salvation Army did not achieve its minimum target of $100,000 for the 2012 Kettle Appeal.However, commanding officer of the church here, Major Pierre Antoine, says the group is grateful to the Vincentian community for their contributions.{{more}}

Pierre told SEARCHLIGHT recently that the donations to the appeal improved vastly with time. But it was not enough to meet the target.

“I want to thank the Vincentian public for their continued support. And let me say to God be the glory,” Pierre said.

He said the church is still tallying the donations and a final figure is not yet available.

The money generated from the Kettle Appeal is used to sustain some of the church’s annual activities, including its school feeding programme, from which approximately 150 students from primary and secondary schools benefit.

“The work now continues,” the Major added.

And one of the main focuses this year is the children’s home recently opened at Buccament.

The home can accommodate 16 children, but presently, only four are housed there.

He explained that since the opening of the facility in July, it has been challenging, but they’ve managed to provide for the children who are also attending primary schools.

“Having a children’s home is a challenge, but by the help of God and the help of all Vincentians we will be able to maintain the home.

“So far the public has contributed very well and we are grateful for the support,” he added.

Antoine also said that 800 food baskets were distributed during the Christmas season. (AA)