May 7—The Salvation Army in Corsica is delighted to celebrate National Salvation Army Week, May 9-15. The week will begin with a proclamation at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9 at City Hall.
Support The Salvation at Chick-fil-A anytime on Tuesday, May 10 by placing a mobile order and typing “Salvation Army” in the special instructions.
Show your shield on Wednesday, May 11 by helping to promote the work of The Salvation Army or by sharing your story.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will host “Cue for a Cause” from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Dine in or take out, mention the event and 15% of sales will be donated to the Salvation Army.
A lemonade social will end the week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Pocket Park downtown, however, Applebee’s will host a Spirit Night on Thursday, May 19 with 15% of sales donated to the Salvation Army.
Since 1896, The Salvation Army has faithfully and consistently worked to help those in need in our community, 365 days a year by providing assistance to individuals and families who may find themselves in crisis, shelter for the homeless , food and meals for the hungry, and much more.
In 1954, the week of November 18 to December 4, now recognized as May, was declared by the United States Congress and proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as the first National Salvation Army Week, for reminding Americans to give freely of themselves. In his speech, President Eisenhower said:
“Among Americans the Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted devotion to the cause of human brotherhood. In times of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those who serve their country far from friendship and warm solicitude in them. In calmer days of peace, their work has reminded us all that each of us is the neighbor and kinsman of all Americans. Freely giving of themselves, men and Salvation Army women have earned the respect of all of us.”
Today, The Salvation Army is at work in over 130 countries around the world. Here in the United States, the Salvation Army is issuing a rallying cry for Americans to call “Love Beyond”. The organization’s message is simply that when we love beyond life’s circumstances, we can bring hope and help to millions in need; love beyond shelter, love beyond hunger, love beyond disaster. Love Beyond is also a symbol of the resources and programs that so many people rely on year-round when they turn to The Salvation Army for help.
“National Salvation Army Week is a wonderful opportunity for us to let the community know about the work of the Salvation Army in Navarro County,” said Capt. Jennifer Schmidt, Commanding Officer of the Salvation Army. Hi.
“We want to recognize and celebrate the partners, supporters and volunteers who make Army ministry possible and invite everyone to join us as we celebrate National Salvation Army Week.”
With over 7,500 centers of operation across the United States, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to love beyond and meet need in Jesus’ name, without discrimination – wherever it exists. For more information or to donate, please call The Salvation Army of Corsicana at 903-874-7131 or visit them at 212 E. First Ave., Corsicana TX 75110, or online at www.salvationarmytexas.org/Corsicana
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical branch of the Universal Christian Church established in London in 1865, has supported those in need on its behalf without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a wide range of social services ranging from food to the hungry, disaster relief, people with disabilities, outreach to the elderly and sick, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent by The Salvation Army is used to support these services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org