With summer fast-approaching and temperatures already climbing in the Atlanta area, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta distributed free electric fans and provided cool beverages to those in need of heat relief on Friday, May 15.
“Our seniors and especially those that don’t have shelter are at extreme risk,” said Metro Area Commander Major Todd Hawks. “The Salvation Army has long term experience in meeting the basic needs of the people in the community.”
1,500 box fans were distributed across the Atlanta area, and doors were opened for community members to get out of the heat and enjoy a cold glass of water.
“Everybody, young, old, poor, and homeless deserves to be comfortable during long summer days,” said Major Hawks.
The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County hosted its annual luncheon this past Friday, May 8th, at Sonesta Gwinnett Place. The luncheon featured Salvation Army National Commander, Commissioner David Jeffery, as a special guest speaker.
Elliot Brack was honored during the luncheon with the prestigious Others Award, which honors an individual or organization exemplifying an extraordinary spirit or services to others. This award is one of the highest honors given by The Salvation Army internationally.
“We are so thankful to have supporters like Elliott who are just as passionate about helping our neighbors in need as we are,” said Captain Andrew Miller, Salvation Army Lawrenceville Corps Officer.
Also featured was a client testimony highlighting a family assisted by The Salvation Army after being provided stable housing, which strengthened their ability to be self-sufficient and thrive. Proceeds from the luncheon will help fund The Salvation Army of Gwinnett’s homelessness prevention, financial emergency assistance and children’s conservatory programs.
“Every day The Salvation Army of Gwinnett sees the promise of a different future for individuals in need. It is the greatest good we do and the stories we should share,” said Captain Miller.
For more information about The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County, visit salvationarmyatlanta.org/Lawrenceville.