Busy Summer Days for The Salvation Army of Princeton
So far, the summer of 2012 has been a busy one for The Salvation Army in Princeton, Indiana. The organization has been feverishly working to provide cool relief for those hardest hit by this year’s drought and heat waves. So far, The Salvation Army, in partnership with Bethel Memorial Church has been able to give away more than 80 fans, and provide water and cool shelter to over 80 people. “I’ve never seen anything like this”, said Lt. Jonathan Cooper, Corps Officer of Army that serves Gibson and Pike Counties. “We’ve been working hard to make sure we do our part to relieve some of the heat in our area. Sometimes it’s easy to take air conditioning for granted; at least until you don’t have it anymore”.
The Salvation Army has also been very active in sending kids to its camp in Bedford, Indiana. So far, the organization has been able to provide over 250 nights of camping for kids 17 and under. Lt. Chrissy Cooper, who is also a Corps Officer in Princeton said this about the camping programs, “It’s important part of our ministry that we couldn’t do without. It provides not only an outdoor experience, but also a place for kids to learn about team work, positive attitudes, and most importantly, Jesus.”
And as if that weren’t busy enough, The Salvation Army is wrapping up its school supply give away this afternoon, in which it provided 400 backpacks filled with everything kids need for school. They did this with the help of the United Way of Gibson and Pike Counties as well as the Gibson County Community Foundation. Recent surveys have stated that a large contributing factor to underperformance in school is directly related to how prepared the student is with their supplies. The Salvation Army in Princeton meets that need and makes it possible for a great deal of our local kids to have a firm foundation for doing well in school.
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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1906 in Princeton, Indiana. Thousands of people in our area receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services.