FrontLines – News briefs of the West

by Sue Schumann Warner

For he satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

Psalm 107:9

Youth program awards
Congratulations to the following territorial achievement point winners: Moonbeams—Rita Corps, Hawaii and Pacific Islands Division (84 points); Sunbeams—Mat-Su Valley Corps, Alaska Division (144 points); Girl Guards—Pasadena Tab, Southern Calif. Division (101 points); Explorers—Klawock Corps, Alaska Division (86 points); and Rangers—San Pedro Temple Corps, Southern Calif. Division (71 points).

Eureka cares
Community Care Ministry (CCM) Enrollment Sunday at the Eureka, Calif., corps, brought seven new members into the Army’s compassionate ministry: junior members Alina Smith, Andrew Smith, and Talora Taylor, and senior members Mary Farmer, Maria Verdusco, Angela Clower and Linda Pope, who is also CCM secretary. Former CCM Secretary Lyn Johnson is now a corps cadet leader. “We’re very excited about the future of CCM in Eureka,” states Corps Officer Captain Sybil Smith. “I anticipate a new energy and excitement for reaching out to our community in the name of Jesus.”

Fresno celebrates sobriety
Over 280 attended the Fresno Adult Rehabilitation Center’s (ARC) sobriety banquet, which featured guest speaker Scott Harkless, reports ARC Command Secretary for Program Major Janene Zielinski. Harkless graduated from the Fresno ARC in 1994 when he was 21 years old and had only completed the 10th grade. “Following graduation he went on to Asbury College and Berkeley School of Law, scoring third highest on the bar in his class. He now works for Bank of America as their lead attorney, and has not forgotten where he got his start,” Zielinski states in the ARC newsletter, Pushing Hope.

Tucson feeds homeless
A newspaper advertisement sponsored by the Tucson, Ariz., corps, brought 300 homeless people to the corps’ first annual community Easter breakfast service. Public donations funded the fully-cooked breakfast. “Fifty volunteers served the diners under decorated tents on the site of our newly proposed hospitality house for the homeless,” states Major Estelle Clack, Tucson administration special efforts director. “Walgreens donated 100 Easter baskets for the children, and a florist donated floral centerpieces and distributed flowers to all the guests.” The Salvation Army was the only organization that held such an event in Tucson.

This month in history
April holds a number of important events: William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, was born on April 10, 1829; the first emigrant ship chartered by The Salvation Army sailed for Canada in 1905; and the Army’s first worldwide broadcast occurred in 1948.

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