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Salvation Army Prepares to Celebrate 90 Years in Territory

April 12, 2007 — The Salvation Army will celebrate 90 years in the Virgin Islands next month with a series of events culminating in a gala at Marriott Frenchman's Reef.
"The Salvation Army has been 'doing the most good' on St. Thomas for nearly a century, feeding those in need and providing support for the less fortunate in our commitment to our community," said attorney Tom Bolt, chair of the Salvation Army advisory board, addressing the Rotary Club of St. Thomas Thursday at Bluebeard's Castle Hotel. "When all else fails, we have the Salvation Army."
Bolt called on Rotarians and the St. Thomas community to assist with the Salvation Army's Second Harvest Project, which will gather food from local restaurants and food purveyors and redistribute it to soup kitchens, emergency shelters and after-school programs, according to a Salvation Army news release.
"There are over 1000 meals distributed in St. Thomas every day," Bolt said. "Think of the good we can do if these non-profits no longer have to purchase food but can utilize their funds for other good work. With all the wealth in St. Thomas, there is no reason anyone should go to bed hungry in St. Thomas."
Anniversary plans include a concert at Emancipation Garden with the Salvation Army Brass Band Ensemble, an award-winning 44-piece brass band that will travel from the mainland to join in the festivities. "We will also dedicate our new mobile canteen, which will allow us to go to outlying areas to feed those in need and provide assistance to our community in times of natural disaster," Bolt said, according to the news release..
The St. Thomas advisory board will host the 90th-anniversary gala at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef on Saturday, May 12. The gala, a vital fund raiser for the Salvation Army, will feature a silent auction. The proceeds of the auction will help the Salvation Army continue to provide vital services to the local community, the news release said. Territorial Commanders Lawrence R. Moretz and Nancy A. Moretz will also be on St. Thomas for the 90th-anniversary events.

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April 12, 2007 -- The Salvation Army will celebrate 90 years in the Virgin Islands next month with a series of events culminating in a gala at Marriott Frenchman's Reef.
"The Salvation Army has been 'doing the most good' on St. Thomas for nearly a century, feeding those in need and providing support for the less fortunate in our commitment to our community," said attorney Tom Bolt, chair of the Salvation Army advisory board, addressing the Rotary Club of St. Thomas Thursday at Bluebeard's Castle Hotel. "When all else fails, we have the Salvation Army."
Bolt called on Rotarians and the St. Thomas community to assist with the Salvation Army's Second Harvest Project, which will gather food from local restaurants and food purveyors and redistribute it to soup kitchens, emergency shelters and after-school programs, according to a Salvation Army news release.
"There are over 1000 meals distributed in St. Thomas every day," Bolt said. "Think of the good we can do if these non-profits no longer have to purchase food but can utilize their funds for other good work. With all the wealth in St. Thomas, there is no reason anyone should go to bed hungry in St. Thomas."
Anniversary plans include a concert at Emancipation Garden with the Salvation Army Brass Band Ensemble, an award-winning 44-piece brass band that will travel from the mainland to join in the festivities. "We will also dedicate our new mobile canteen, which will allow us to go to outlying areas to feed those in need and provide assistance to our community in times of natural disaster," Bolt said, according to the news release..
The St. Thomas advisory board will host the 90th-anniversary gala at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef on Saturday, May 12. The gala, a vital fund raiser for the Salvation Army, will feature a silent auction. The proceeds of the auction will help the Salvation Army continue to provide vital services to the local community, the news release said. Territorial Commanders Lawrence R. Moretz and Nancy A. Moretz will also be on St. Thomas for the 90th-anniversary events.