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GEORGIA—Since May, The Salvation Army has responded to flooding that has destroyed crops, killed farm animals and damaged more than 3,000 homes in Lagodekhi and Tbilisi.

In August, rains pounded the Kakheti Region, distressing farmers preparing for harvest and forcing people from their homes as the storm blocked roads and blew off roofs.

The Lagodekhi Corps worked with the government and the Georgian Red Cross to confirm assistance was not duplicated. The Salvation Army provided bedding.

From an international news release

 

HAITI—The Salvation Army partnered with Project Istwa, a New York-based nonprofit, to offer children ages 10-14 in the Jacmel area of Port-au-Prince a week of photovoice workshops, which included information on digital photography and photo composition.

The kids discussed how images portray various messages. They took cameras home to document their lives and tell their “istwa” (Haitian Creole for “story”). The last day of the program featured an exhibit of their photos.

From salvationarmyhaiti.org

 

INDONESIA—Several Salvationists were victims of a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that hit Indonesia in August. The quake damaged hundreds of homes and 25 public buildings including a Salvation Army school and five Salvation Army corps.

The Salvation Army’s Compassion in Action Team supplied food and medical services in Kulawi, Tuwa and Salua. Major Yusak Tampai, Eastern Palu Division leader, said that Salvationists are a significant percentage of the population in these areas.

Donations can be made online at salvationarmy.org.

From an international news release

 

KENYA—The Salvation Army corps building in Mombasa sustained damage resulting from riots in the area. Rioters set fire to the building and destroyed equipment including brass instruments, the sound system and corps flags.

The Mombasa Corps requested the prayers of Salvationists around the world, as corps members seek direction in moving forward and presenting the love of Jesus to the community during this time of unrest.

From an international news release

 

U.K.—Member of Parliament Stephen Timms, Shadow Minister for Employment, spoke at a gathering of church-based job clubs, which help attack the unemployment crisis.

“Long-term unemployment is continuing to rise and youth unemployment is still over a million…I warmly welcome the commitment of churches….Of course, that commitment isn’t new. It was William Booth, Founder of The Salvation Army, who set up Britain’s first unemployment exchange,” Timms said.

In the U.K., The Salvation Army’s Employment Plus service works to redress the negative effects of unemployment on people’s lives (salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/unemployed).

From Salvationist

 

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