386 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907
SCORE ONE FOR THE TEAM
As Hard Work Pays Off!
PROVIDENCE - At the beginning of the summer, staff at The Salvation Army began to notice a shift in interest in their basketball program. As faithful young adult basketball "all stars" started moving on in different directions, some to school, others to work, some even to military service, there cropped up a whole new generation of young "all stars". This enthusiastic group of boys, ages 6 to 12, wanted a chance to hone their skills in a safe environment. They approached senior soldier Curtis Poland and asked if they could have their own night to play ball. For an organization always willing to provide, the answer was an enthusiastic “Yes!”
These players then met every Monday night over the summer to play and train, working hard, learning structure, respecting authority, and discovering how to play by the rules. It was not always easy. These boys were very competitive. However, by the end of the summer, staff began to see the signs of consistency, commitment, and devotion in these young men who had grown considerably. In culmination, they were rewarded with a banquet dinner. The Mobile Community Response team came out and cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for the hungry players as scripture was shared around the message of "Gods Gifts and our Responsibility," with Curtis presenting each young "all star" with his very own jersey! The boys then competed for the bragging rights for the year in one final energetic tournament. This program will reopen in January. Naturally, the kids are already talking about it!
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IN RHODE ISLAND IN ACTION!
THE SALVATION ARMY APPRECIATES ITS VOLUNTEERS!
Providence – The Salvation Army held a “Volunteer Appreciation Night” at their Citadel Headquarters on Broad Street on January 31st. The purpose of the evening was to say thank you to those who had donated their time, talents, and treasures to help with programs during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Providence Area Commander, Lt. John C. Luby said, “The thought was to honor our volunteers with a nice meal and fellowship, to give them a few small tokens of our appreciation and to present some awards to some exceptional people. These people have been steady and frequent volunteers over and throughout the years, and we wanted to do something nice for them... so we did!” More thanks...
THE ANNUAL CELEBRATE RHODE ISLAND BALL DONATES $105,000 TO
THE GOOD NEIGHBOR ENERGY FUND
On the evening of January 31st over 600
supporters of Salvation Army's Good Neighbor Energy Fund showed up at Rhodes on
The Pawtuxet in Cranston to dance to 60's music and assist needy Rhode
Islanders through the annual Celebrate Rhode Island Ball.
This year's event resulted in a donation of $105,000 to the
fund which is a joint venture of TSA and the utilities companies in the Ocean
State. Governor Don and first lady Sue
Carcieri started the fundraiser when he came into office 6 years ago.
This year's CoChairpersons were William Hatfield and Susie
Hatfield of Bank Of America and Dr.Irving and Carol Schneider of Johnson and
Wales University in Providence.
In addition to heating assistance, an auction was held and
raised funds for blankets which will purchased from Northwest Woolen Mills of
Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The blankets will be distributed to Good Neighbor
Energy recipients this winter.
Pictured are l to r at the Celebrate RI Ball - Dan Weekley 2008-2009 GNEF Chairman, Major Eduardo Suarez, Cpt. Keila Suarez, Chairpersons William and Susie Hatfield and Dr. Irving and Carol Schneider and Governor Don and First Lady Sue Carcieri
NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY HURRICANE PLAN
ALEXANDRIA, VA -With hurricane season officially underway, The Salvation Army has prepared for what most forecasters predict will be a summer and fall with an above-average number of tropical cyclones. The Army has taken several steps this year to strengthen and enhance its emergency readiness. This includes hosting training sessions and disaster response conferences, acquisition of new equipment and pre-positioning non-perishable food and supplies.
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WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED CAMPAIGN
PROVIDENCE - On December 21, 2007, during an assembly at the San Miguel School in Providence, the students presented a check for $540 to officials of the Rhode Island Salvation Army. The money was collected from the 62 students at the school and from some of their benefactors and is to be used to purchase warm blankets for members of the homeless community in the Providence area. The students dubbed their efforts the "We've Got You Covered" campaign.
Brother Charles Kitson FSC, initiated the blanket project to teach the boys about the plight of the many homeless individuals who seek warmth and shelter from the cold during the winter. The San Miguel School on Carter Street in Providence is located not far from the Salvation Army Citadel Corps on Broad Street in Providence. Both the San Miguel School and the Salvation Army minister to low income families in the South Providence area.
Pictured in the photo presenting the $540 check are Brother Lawrence Goyette FSC, Hector Zenteno, Adrion Brown, Major Doug Burr, R.I. State Coordinator, and Frank Sullivan , R.I. director of Development.