Now is the time to think about SUMMER and the Salvation Army's Summer SHARE drop-in camps! Applications for camper are available on the website. We are actively the process of hiring our SHARE Counselors! See the SHARE page for the application and how to become a counselor.
We also have our Wednesday morning "Senior Cafe" program going from 9:00 - 10:00... Seniors 50 year and up can come in for a good, hot breakfast, and stay for crafts and Bible study from 10:00 - 11:00. If you haven't visited the Senior Cafe' yet, now is the time! It's warm inside, the food is great, and you have the chance to meet some new people, as well as have some good discussions about faith, the Bible, and other interesting topics.
Our Emergency Disaster Services Canteen vehicle responded to a call out from the Fire Department to support their fire fighters as they battled a structure fire on M-20. We served water and food to approximately 40 firefighters who were on scene. We also supported the Midland MS Walk, and had coffee and cocoa for the expected 500 participants!
NEWS UPDATE: The Salvation Army Response in Nepal
–The Salvation Army is mobilizing emergency response personnel and supplies after a devastating 7.8-magnitude Earthquake in Nepal that flattened homes and buildings, causing widespread damage across the region and killing more than 2,000 people. Here is the latest information on The Salvation Army’s Response:
· The Salvation Army East India Territory's initial response is focused on emergency relief - shelter, water and sanitation - as well the emotional and spiritual support. As the disaster unfolds and we move from emergency response to relief and recovery, our response will broaden and depend on the needs of the Army in the area.
· Volunteers and staff are well prepared to service the immediate and long-term needs of those impacted by natural disasters. In Nepal, we have four Salvation Army centers, 100 members, one officer family, one outreach worker and a group of at least 50 volunteers.
· Five disaster specialists of The Salvation Army trained in emergency response will arrive in Kathmandu today.
· Our office in eastern India, based out of Mizoram, India, has plans in place to send medical staff, pastoral staff to provide spiritual and emotional care, food, tents and blankets. These goods and staff will make their way by road, which may be difficult due to road damage from the earthquake and ongoing aftershocks.
· Arriving staff will also be meeting with local authorities and international aid coordination mechanisms to join with other agencies in providing a coordinated response to those affected by the earthquake.
· The Salvation Army World Service Office will support ongoing efforts.