Family is the Reason – Salvation Army Hope in the City Luncheon
For over 135 years, The Salvation Army has provided hope and dignity to individuals of all diversities who are facing a number of eco-social challenges compromising their quality of life.
The Salvation Army, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), hosted the 2018 HOPE IN THE CITY LUNCHEON at the Giovanni Caboto Club November 19, 2018.
Through the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, (its major fundraising appeal), therein lies front line opportunities to give back to the community. Guests from all walks of life filled the hall to support The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign.
This year’s guest speaker retired pro baseball legend and 1968 Detroit Tigers World Series Champion Willie Horton delivered an inspiring message that was universal in nature. “Have faith in humanity and make it a point to look out for one another”.
Coming from a family of 21 siblings, Horton knows all too well the role that “family” plays in the life of communities. “Through the strength of family we all walk through life as the human part of the game doing so with persistence, teamwork and most of all … giving back. I know for a fact that family is the reason there is hope”.
The goal of The Salvation Army’s 2018 Kettle Campaign is to raise $320,000. Shannon Wise, Salvation Army Public Relations Representative confirms that The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles can be found at Zehrs – Malden Road, Super Store – Dougall Road, Walmart – Dougall Road, LCBO – Roundhouse Centre, RW & Co. – Devonshire Mall, Cineplex Odeon Theatre – Devonshire Mall, Shoppers Drug Mart – Devonshire Mall, Caesars Windsor, LCBO – Walker Road, Super Store – Walker Road, Zehrs – Lauzon Road, LCBO – Lauzon Road, Walmart – Tecumseh Road East, LCBO – Amy Croft, Sobeys – Amy Croft, Zehrs -Manning Road and Costco (Dec. 10-24)
This year, be the voice that speaks to hope in the city… with change!
Photos by Rod Denis – Biz X magazine