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: 2012 ‘Partner in Mission’ honored

Chesterfield Resources presented with award for supporting the Army’s mission

By Georgia Tzanidis

The Salvation Army Western Territory presented Chesterfield Resources with the 4th annual Partner In Mission Award during a special chapel service and awards ceremony at Territorial Headquarters (THQ) May 8. Presented annually during National Salvation Army Week, the award honors non-Salvationists who, by virtue of professional standing in the community, demonstrate extraordinary support for The Salvation Army mission.

Jerry Nairne, president of Chesterfield Companies, accepted the award with Candace Hanson, vice president. Both Nairne and Hanson also serve on local advisory boards for The Salvation Army.

“You are a part of my personal life as well as my professional life,” Hanson said. “It is hard to distinguish between the two.”

Since 1995, Chesterfield Resources, Inc. has handled the administrative responsibilities for the territory’s officers’ health care provisions. The company’s relationship with The Salvation Army dates back to as early as 1948, when Chesterfield wrote the first insurance policy for an Adult Rehabilitation Center fleet in the Central Territory. Chesterfield is committed to administering the Army’s benefits programs and ensuring that the highest level of care available and appropriate is provided under the plan. In doing so, officers and cadets can focus on ministry, knowing they and their family’s health care needs are covered.

Major Robert Rudd, community relations and development secretary, hosted the chapel service with support from department staff. Lt. Colonel Doug O’Brien, territorial personnel secretary, presented the award and the THQ ladies’ chorus, “Joyful Sound,” sang.

Other 2012 Partner in Mission Awards include:

Award #021 – Michel McCord (Central Territory/Heartland Division)

Award #022 – Dan Walden (Southern Territory/Georgia Division/Atlanta Red Shield)

Award #023 – Dr. William King (Southern Territory/Georgia Division/Griffin)

Award #024 – Joe Parmer (Southern Territory/Georgia Division/LaGrange)

Award #025 – Mary Margaret Whittington (Southern Territory/Georgia Division/Rome)

Award #026 – Larry J. Robson, MD (Central Territory/Western Michigan Northern Indiana Division)

Award #027 – Cindy Curtis (Western Territory/Alaska Division)

Award #028- Rose Jackson Flenorl (Southern Territory/Kentucky Tennessee Division)

Award #029 – Mark C. Yanarella (Eastern Territory/Southern New England Division)

Award #030 – Darick J. Simpson (Western Territory/Southern California Division)

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