March 16, 2016 – Castries, Saint Lucia – The Salvation Army, a Faith based international organization, has been established in Saint Lucia since 1902.
For one hundred and fourteen years this organization has been committed to providing for the poor and needy in the country and is presently engaged in many different programs to achieve their mandate.
They are best known for the Kettle Program at Christmas time where the money that is collected goes toward providing food hampers for many individuals such as families, street persons, and institutions such as The Crisis Center, The Ex-Servicemen League, and many communities island-wide through the Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment.
In December 2015 over 800 food hampers were distributed. The Day Care and Kindergarten at their headquarters also provide education and care for young children.
The daily meals on wheels program which provides meals for 60 – 70 persons, has seen a significant increase in numbers recently.
The Thrift store which they operate, with donations made by the public, provides clothing for the homeless and fire victims.
Over the years, whenever disaster affects the country, the Salvation Army is present to provide for families in need.
The organization is extremely grateful to have deed-of-covenant partners in a few corporate citizens of Saint Lucia, but always welcomes additional funding for the various programs that they manage.
Thus, ‘An Evening of Sax & Song’ which is a major fund raiser for the Salvation Army will take place on Sunday March 20, 2016 at the National Cultural Center at 6:00pm.
The evening’s entertainment will include some of Saint Lucia’s top saxophonists and vocalists such as Barbara Cadet, Augustin ‘Jab’ Duplessis, Deland ‘DeeSax’ St. Jules, Rashaad Joseph, Glen Henry, Patsy Cadet, Barbara Bully-Thomas and Deanna Phillip.
The public is asked to come out and support this worthy cause and to enjoy this incredible night of music. Admittance costs $50 each and tickets can be obtained in advance at COURTS stores, the “old” Volney Gas Station, the Fisherman’s Cooperative Gas Station and the Salvation Army HQ – or simply pay at the door – and enjoy a fabulous night of entertainment whilst supporting the humanitarian programmes of The Salvation Army.