(Greenville, SC)—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated $15,000 to The Salvation Army’s Dining Hall Services and Homeless Feeding Outreach. These funds will specifically support necessary kitchen equipment in The Salvation Army’s dining hall.
Every year, The Salvation Army serves over 140,000 meals to its shelter residents and those on the streets, and the dining hall’s kitchen equipment sees constant wear and tear. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated these funds to support maintenance of current kitchen equipment or purchase of new equipment, as necessary. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes this donation as part of their Humanitarian Project of North America.
"We were made aware that the Salvation Army had a critical need when their oven and refrigerator equipment unexpectedly broke down, and we were glad to be able to step in and help," said Michael McClellan, local leader in the Latter-day Saint Church. "We are pleased to partner with this organization in their efforts to provide valuable community resources and services."
“Our dining hall serves three meals a day, every day of the year,” says Major Pete Costas, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee. “With that kind of use, our kitchen equipment inevitably sees some wear. Thanks to the generous donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we will be able to keep our kitchen running smoothly and continue to feed those in need.”
More information about The Salvation Army’s programs and services can be found here.
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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 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans 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 in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information about local programs that have served the Greater Greenville, SC Community since 1904, please visit www.salvationarmygreenville.org.