Frontlines — News Briefs of the West
Our “roller coaster” presidential election provided interesting in-sight into human nature, didn’t it? Read Psalm 19 for a refreshing–and reassuring–perspective on God’s nature–his consistency and absolute reliability. I think that’s good news…and so are the following Frontlines:
CARING FOR THE HOMELESS
Over 1,000 people attended the Care Faire held at the Norton Air Force Base SAC Clinic in San Bernardino, CA. Services included clothing, hygiene articles, blankets, showers, employment assistance, ID cards and haircuts.
According to San Bernardino Corps Officer Major Russell Fritz, The Salvation Army stayed active: the ARC gave away clothing, shelter director Linda Lott provided information on the Army’s shelter and CSM James Lamm provided information on the representative payee program. Breakfast and lunch were provided as well as services for children; about 3000 meals were served from the Army’s canteen.
GRASS VALLEY GETS CANTEEN
Envoys Bob and Nancy Rupert, in-charge of the Grass Valley, Nev., corps, have a new canteen that will serve as a “first response” vehicle in support of fire fighters. With the fire season upon the area, the Ruperts say they are prepared to be called out at any time to provide the necessary service and assistance.
The Redding, Calif., corps participated in the “Northern California Business Expo 2000” held at the Redding Convention Center, enabling area businesses and non-profits to network with each other. “We were able to increase our visibility in the community as well as recruit new volunteers for our Christmas season,” said Jody Dion, Redding corps public relations coordinator. The Army won the Avenue of Associations booth award of $200, based on ease of recognition, friendliness, and knowledgeable and informative staff. “This is our first involvement with this annual program,” said C.O. Captain Mick Souders, “and the new contacts we made, along with the recognition we received, could not have come at a better time as we enter the Christmas season.”
SERENDIPITY HONORS FRIENDS
The Army’s Serendipity Adult Day Center in Anchorage, Alaska, recently honored individuals and corporations who have donated time and money to help the program grow, reports Program Director Jesalyn Stanton. These in-clude: The Rasmuson Foundation, The South Anchorage Rotary Club, The SA Ladies Auxiliary, Eagle Scout Michael Hodges, and Nicholas Anderson. Area businesses donated food for the “thank you” party, including Mr. Prime Beef, Carrs-Safeway Grocery stores, and Anchorage Cold Storage. Serendipity provides adult day services to 50 individuals with cognitive or physical challenges.
OGDEN HELPS SEARCH/RESCUE
According to Ogden, Utah, Corps Officer Major Dallas Pederson, the Army’s emergency canteen was asked by the Summit County Sheriff’s office to feed over 100 search and rescue workers who were looking for a 2-year-old child who reported missing at a hunting camp located at the top of 8,600′ high Chalk Creek Summit. Tragically, the child’s body was found a few weeks later by a hunter.
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