The Salvation Army’s San Francisco (Calif.) advisory board recognized Frank Jordan—one of the city’s favorite former mayors—on Nov. 17, 2010.
Territorial Commander Commissioner James Knaggs presented the award to Jordan for his many years of civic service and long-standing support of the Army’s programs and services to low income and homeless communities.
The ceremony took place during The Salvation Army’s Seventh Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in San Francisco.
“Frank Jordan is a great asset to The Salvation Army,” Lt. Colonel Joe Posillico, Golden State divisional commander with his wife Shawn, said.
“Whether serving as a holiday bell ringer or lending advice and leadership on a specific project, he always serves both The Salvation Army and the City of San Francisco with unselfish enthusiasm.”
Jordan was a police officer in the late 1950s when he met Envoy Agnes Nightingale—an ombudsman for young men and women in trouble with the law. Her compassion for the homeless, drunk and addicted made a positive impression on Jordan and led to a partnership with the Army that has lasted for 53 years.
Jordan has always been a willing volunteer, whether ringing a bell in Union Square at Christmastime, carving turkeys for Thanksgiving meals, or supporting Army programs and renovation/relocation projects.
“We are proud to salute and thank Frank Jordan, who takes time from his very busy schedule to contribute to the work of the Army,” Bert Decker, San Francisco Salvation Army advisory board chairman, said.