National Salvation Army Week kicks off
Today marks the start of National Salvation Army Week and especially at this time it is a way for the Salvation Army on the Coast to celebrate the people who make it happen.
Here on the Gulf Coast, the Salvation Army and their volunteers have helped to distribute over 4,500 meals and have even begun to reopen shower and laundry services for those in need at their facility in Gulfport.
Leaders are also meeting with the City of Biloxi to determine when the Kroc Center can reopen.
Major Bradley Caldwell says this week highlights how community outreach impacts lives. Area Commander Major Bradley Caldwell said, “The Salvation Army is not an independent organization. It is a community mission that needs to have volunteers. We thrive only in conjunction with serving alongside the people who live where we serve. We are promoting this week the core values of the Salvation Army which are bravery, compassion, uplifting, trustworthiness, and passion.”
The cities of Waveland, Pass Christian, Gautier, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula are issuing proclamations in support of the Salvation Army this week.