News Release from: The Salvation Army of Lubbock
The Salvation Army across the U.S.A is celebrating its commitment to people in need with National Salvation Army Week 2021. After a year of need like no other, the local Salvation Army is humbled by the small role it gets to play in providing rescue, respite and hope to those in need throughout the South Plains. “The Salvation Army arrived in Lubbock in 1922 and throughout our nearly 100 years of service, our mission has remained rather simplistic – to reach into the lives of people facing crisis to support them during those periods,” shares Major David Worthy. “National Salvation Army Week gives us the opportunity to celebrate how, together, The Salvation Army and the citizens of our community rebuild lives and build a better South Plains.”
A number of events are planned for Tuesday-Friday of this week:
- Tuesday – Salvation Army DART personnel and Disaster Canteen will be participating and on-duty at the 1970 Tornado Memorial gathering
- Wednesday – Hope Tote Drive-Through Distribution POD – 11am-1pm – 1111 16th Street, Lubbock
- Thursday – Delivery of donuts to First Responders throughout the area
- Friday – Ribbon Cutting for PASSAGE program (new program that cares for young people aging out of foster care system) 10am – 1121 Avenue K (Salvation Army Men’s Residential Facility)
For more information, contact David Worthy via email at [email protected] or via cell at 806.559.9235.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 156 years. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmylubbock.org.