Monday 19 October, 2020

Salvation Army reassures donors that it does its due diligence

Salvation Army Division Youth and Candidate Secretary Monesha Broome, her husband and Pastor for Speightstown and Diamond Corner Dwayne Broome and Advisory Board Chairman for the Salvation Army (Barbados) Paul Berstein chatting at the Back-to-School presser.

Salvation Army Division Youth and Candidate Secretary Monesha Broome, her husband and Pastor for Speightstown and Diamond Corner Dwayne Broome and Advisory Board Chairman for the Salvation Army (Barbados) Paul Berstein chatting at the Back-to-School presser.

There should be no doubt in the minds of sponsors and donors to the Salvation Army when they give contributions.

It is guaranteed that their monies or items will be passed on to recipients whose needs have been researched and confirmed.

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Assuring the public that the recipients are vetted truly, was the Advisory Board Chairman for the Salvation Army (Barbados), Paul Bernstein.

He gave the assurance before making an earnest appeal for donations of clothes.

"I can assure you that the Salvation Army has a Board to make sure that the recipients are people who are vulnerable, people who are in need."

He was at the time speaking to members of the media and representatives from CIBC FirstCaribbean and Abed's at the presentation of items for the Salvation Army Back-to-School Give Back Programme 2020 on Wednesday (September 16).

In his brief remarks, he told the two sponsors: "We really appreciate this and particularly at this time, but at any time, what y'all have been doing to help us."

Then he issued an appeal on behalf of the Army and its numerous clients who are worthy of their donations.

"Let me just make an appeal to the public of Barbados that at this present moment we are in dire need of clothing , so if the public of Barbados is hearing me, we need to get any used clothing - could be shirts, pants, shoes, socks, once it is something that could be worn again.

"The demand is very, very great and as you know we continue to feed a lot of people and we are always on the lookout for sponsors."

And he reiterated: "I'm hoping that even though it's a tough economic year for the business community, they know that by giving us, it is being channeled down to the right [persons], to people that are vulnerable and people that are in need." 

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