Frontlines – News briefs of the West

by Sue Schumann Warner – 

by Sue Schumann WarnerTherefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NIV)

Salem Kroc Center receives grant
An Oregon Community Foundation grant of $150,000 was recently awarded to The Salvation Army toward the construction of the Kroc Center in Salem, Oregon. The grant will be used to forward the construction of arts education and child development facilities at the Kroc Center.

Good news from Denver Red Shield
Captain Ron McKinney, Metro Denver city coordinator, reports that a $5,000 grant to subsidize the after-school hot meal program was awarded to the Red Shield. Lynne Valencia, communication relations director, Channel 9 News notified the Red Shield of the good news. “Channel 9 interviewed one of our after-school students, Castroma Long, who will be featured in the 2006-2007 edition of ‘Who’s Who among Outstanding Students in America,’” said McKinney. “Castroma is an 8th grader who is earning straight As. He is being raised by his grandmother after being abandoned three years ago by his mother; he was a discipline problem when he first started coming to the Red Shield. Today he is filled with confidence and looking forward to high school and college.”

Tab enrolls seven
The Pasadena Tabernacle Corps, Calif., has added seven senior soldiers to its rolls, state Corps Officers Captains Dusty and Shelley Hill. The new Salvationists are: Robert Docter, Ricardo Manzano, Paul Meadows, Yvonne Meadows, Andrew Rojas, Christine Vail, and Kelly Zvobgo.

Henry gains license
Major Jacque Fritz, San Bernardino corps officer, reports that Craig Henry, a graduate of the Path to Prosperity program, has passed his building inspector examination and is now a licensed inspector in San Bernardino County. Congratulations, Craig!

Opportunities to serve overseas
The Salvation Army has many openings for service overseas such as corps officers, accountants, doctors and nurses, medical services coordinator, public relations, camp administrator, and more, in countries including: Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Congo (Kinshasa) & Angola Territory, Zambia, Nigeria, Mexico, and Japan. For a complete list of positions, locations, and requirements, contact your divisional commander/command head.

New appointment
Major Cindy Foley, Community Relations & Development secretary, has been appointed to the College for Officer Training as senior instructor, effective January 29, 2007. Major Victor Doughty, assistant secretary for Business Administration will give temporary oversight to the Community Relations and Development department at THQ.

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