Frontlines – News briefs of the West
by Sue Schumann Warner –
Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Philippians 2:14 (The Message)
Riverside bakes for homeless
Thirteen members of the Riverside, Calif., corps’ teen fellowship group teamed up with seven CFOT cadets to bake 200 cookies for the homeless. Using a recipe provided by an Inland Empire restaurant and bakery owner, Martha Green, the cookies were delivered to local shelter. Supporting the group were Corps Officers Majors Rick and Margaret Peacock and Brigade Officer Major Vicky Shiroma.
Idaho Kroc Center update
The Coeur d’Alene Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is making progress, reports Major John Chamness, Inland Northwest & Kroc Center Coordinator. “Our construction is continuing, with the gym, pools and chapel walls currently going up. By mid-summer we should have a fairly complete wall and roof structure and the beginning of the interiors.” The completion date for the project is April 2009. They also have a webcam on site to help track and archive construction. Check it out at: www.salvationarmycda.org
Scandinavian Heritage Conference
The USA Eastern Territory will be holding a Scandinavian Heritage Conference at the Ladore Conference Center in Waymart, Penn., May 23-26, 2008. Special guests are Commissioners B. Donald and Berit Ødegaard and Commissioners Lawrence and Nancy Moretz. For more information, contact Major Sidney F. Anderson, 440 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY 10994 or call (845) 620-7467.
Cold weather calls for shelters
Frigid weather in Oregon is causing a demand for beds in Salvation Army shelters. Lieutenants Ron and Fran Owens supervise and run the Army’s Harbor Light Center in the downtown Portland. Typically the shelter provides space for 90 men per night and has been filled to capacity. The shelter takes men in from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm or until full. From November 1st to December 31st Harbor Light has housed 539 men.
Fay Schuler, program manager for The Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES) provides space for 12 additional single women (with a wait list of about 70). The dorm shelter opens at 7:45pm. The dorm also houses 34 single women in the regular program.