Salvation Army appeals for help
December 27, 2013
Salvation Army appeals for help

Head of the local Salvation Major Army Pierre Antoine says that the organization is “some ways away” from its $100,000 Kettle Appeal mark, and is hoping to get to the target within the last days of 2013.{{more}}

Antoine told SEARCHLIGHT on Monday that the group, which launched the appeal this year in November, is optimistic that they would achieve their goal, or come very close as they approach the December 31 deadline.

“We still have a long way to go, but we are hoping that we would make it to the objective.

“We are encouraging everyone to come on board because we are still a little far,” Antoine noted.

The group has already begun distributing food hampers and care packages to the poor and less fortunate in various communities and institutions such as the Lewis Punnett Home, mental hospital and prisons.

The Salvation Army also provides food for the homeless on a daily basis, and runs a school-feeding programme during the school term.

Proceeds from the Kettle Appeal also assist the organization with the running of the newly opened home for children at Buccament.(JJ)