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SPAIN/PORTUGAL—General Linda Bond decided that, effective Feb. 1, 2013, The Salvation Army in Spain and Portugal will unite into a single Spain and Portugal Command.

“Sharing of resources and personnel will enhance the capabilities available in both countries [and] give officers opportunities for a greater variety of appointments…with the potential for gaining experience in different fields of service,” said Commissioner Robert Street, international secretary for Europe.

Lt. Colonels Gordon and Susan Daly will lead the new command. Spain Command leaders Lt. Colonels Luis and Aída Castillo will retire.

From salvationarmy.org/ihq

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (PNG)—Fourteen officers from around the territory attended a critical stress trauma workshop held recently at PNG Territorial Headquarters.

Gary Raymond, chaplain of Police Post Trauma Support Group in Sydney, Australia, served as facilitator, supported by Captain Bernard Kila, PNG public relations secretary.

The focus of the workshop was to give officers the knowledge and “how tos” of counseling people who have been traumatized by disasters.

From Tokaut

AUSTRALIA—Salvo Stores’ fashion campaign in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory reveals exciting fashion options, plus community and cost benefits, of shopping at The Salvation Army’s charity stores.

Lynette Bolton, fashion commentator for Channel 7’s “Sunrise” and “The Morning Show,” said participating in the event is a great way to support the Army’s work in the community.

“Being a ‘Salvonista’ is about not only how you look on the outside, but how you feel on the inside as well!’” Bolton said.

From WARCRY

U.K.—Chef Peter Collins graduated from Southsea Corps’ alcohol rehabilitation program over two years ago, and began volunteering at the corps’ community outreach center. When its Lighthouse Cafe opened, he became its chef.

To pay back what he felt he owed the Army for helping him turn his life around, he performed a sponsored parachute jump and a quiz night, raising over $570. He donated the money to the Christmas parcel program.

From Salvationist

CANADA—The Burlington (Ont.) Salvation Army thrift store hosted the local morning TV show, “Breakfast Television.”

TV host Jennifer Valentyne gave viewers a look at the retail operation, a sampling of the quality, low-cost items available and a mini fashion show featuring trendy looks found in the store.

Lt. Colonel Alf Richardson, area commander for the Ontario Great Lakes Division, detailed how the money generated by the store supports Army programs and services.

From Salvationist

 

 

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