Army recognized by the ‘Heart of Yuma’
Yuma Salvation Army receives ‘Outstanding Non-Profit of Organization’ award
By Kari Tatar –
Photo Caption: Captain Randy and Tracie Hartt accept award for The Salvation Army in Yuma.
The Salvation Army of Yuma won ‘Outstanding Non-Profit Organization’ at the 15th Annual ‘Heart of Yuma’ awards ceremony on Oct. 28 at Arizona Western College’s Schoening Conference Center in Yuma, Ariz.
‘Heart of Yuma’ is a local event in which nominee are chosen by area citizens and colleagues. A selection panel is formed that reviews each individual nomination in order to award a winner. There were a total of 9 other organizations nominated for ‘Outstanding Non-Profit Organization.’
This was not the first time The Salvation Army had been nominated, but, this was the first time they won in Yuma. Yuma Corps Officers Captains Randy and Tracie Hartt were also nominated for ‘Leader of the Year.’
Recognition for this award came from the Army’s annual Christmas assistance, food drives, year-round soup kitchen, local veteran assistance through the recoverable loan program, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club youth activities, disaster services, emergency preparedness, and partnerships with several other local organizations.
Heart of Yuma historically recognizes those individuals and organizations who are striving to give back to the Yuma Community.