Saturday 15 June, 2019

Salvation Army collects $650,000 in Christmas appeal

Despite increased taxes and job cuts across the public sector, Barbadians dug deep into their pockets to assist the Salvation Army in meeting its target in the Christmas Kettle Drive. 

The annual fundraiser, which ran from November 9, 2018 to January 31, 2019, had a target of $650,000.

Major Walcott also revealed the Salvation Army has acquired land in St. Philip to establish a shelter for battered women and children. 

"Ever since about five years ago there has been an increase in women needing help, especially women with children."

He added the support of corporate Barbados has gone a long way in assisting the Salvation Army with its programs, especially the feeding programs which takes place weekly. 

The feeding program, he said, continues to be successful and the Salvation Army intends to expand on the assistance it gives to the public by starting a skills training program. 

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