Elsewhere in the world
SAIPAN—The Saipan Corps (Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division) runs a soup kitchen, “Guma Yo’ Ase” (House of Mercy), in a two-story building with the kitchen on the second floor and a rummage sale area on the ground floor. Proceeds from item sales support The Salvation Army’s various programs.
The facility also houses a homeless drop-in center.
Wayne and Anne Gillespie lead the Saipan Corps, and the women’s and community care ministries sponsor the program.
For more information visit them on Facebook at “CNMI Salvation Army.”
AUSTRALIA—Operation Reinforce—a major Salvation Army cyclone relief effort in Queensland—has concluded.
From late June through Aug. 26, volunteers gave financial, material, emotional and spiritual aid to thousands impacted by Cyclone Yasi.
Commissioner James Condon, International Secretary for South Pacific and East Asia, assured residents that The Salvation Army will stand with them as they rebuild their lives by providing trauma counseling, financial counseling and a 24-hour disaster hotline.
From WARCRY/au, Sept. 10, 2011 issue
U.K.—An eight-person team—women and men from Bolton Citadel, Lancashire—took a zip line across the Manchester Ship Canal from the Imperial War Museum North to near the Lowry Theatre.
Their goal was raising money for the corps—and having fun doing it. They planned to raise over 1,000 pounds (approximately $1,363).
The distance over the canal from the museum to the theatre is approximately half a mile.
From Salvationist, Aug. 27
CANADA—Tenth graders Brianne Zelinsky—daughter of North Toronto Corps Officers Captains Rick and Deana Zelinsky—Shane Wright, Robin Nicholson and Jacque Gigan reported on a charity for a Youth Philanthropy Initiative contest with a $5,000 grand prize.
Choosing The Salvation Army, the students made a video and outlined the organization’s history. They highlighted North Toronto’s Open Door, where they volunteered.
Their project placed in the top three, and although they didn’t win the prize money, they did develop a new outlook on the community and the homeless. They plan to continue volunteering, and recently began their own outreach—making lunches to hand out on the streets.
From FAITH & friends, September 2011