Sunday, May 8, 2016

Who should step up and save the Salvation Army?

First, there is no doubt that the Salvation Army provides a much needed safe haven for hudreds of our youth in the area.  Not only youth but thay have served those in need for a very long time in a variety of ways.  

For decades people have donated clothes and other items to the Thrift Store, many of us have either rang the bell during the holidays or dropped some coins in the red kettle.  If not for the generosity of prominent individuals in our  community over the years they would not have a place to hang their hat.

It is quite understandable that the cost to continue operations for this and many other organizations has significantly risen over the years and would be a devastating blow to the West Side of Salisbury - a part of our community who needs it most.

With all of that said, we believe here at LESN for this charity to look at government for operational assistance at this time may be the wrong move.  The call and mission of the Salvation Army leads us to believe that it is the responsibility of the local churches to step up to the plate and ensure that the Salvation Army remain solvent. 

If The Church as a whole wishes to make a significant and positive impact on "the least of these" then this where they need to begin.  Many Churches are doing good things in our community but this is an opportunity for the local church to come together as one, as the Body of Christ and serve those who need it most in our community.

This is your moment to step up and show the community that as The Church you are still relevant.  We are not calling on a few churches in our area, we are calling on every church, big, medium and small to represent the full mission of Christ right here in your own back yard.

Failure for The Church as a whole to step up will certainly indicate the importance they place on serving their mission and instead are not really churches just Sunday Morning Social Gatherings.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cannot throw money at the situation and think all will be good. Look into how the money is being handled now and you will find your problems

Anonymous said...

10:10 you are soooo right!!!

Anonymous said...

Why don't we focus on having safe school environment for our kids ? This week a young White girl was brutally attacked at Parkside high school for having a GPA of 4.0. The broke her arm and stomped her in the hallway. Teachers have been walking her to class all week but like our prison system they will eventually get you.

Anonymous said...

Maybe many of those who take advantage of the charity, while having the ability to be gainfully employed, should seek employment.

Anonymous said...

How much has the county already supported the Salvation Army with our tax dollars already? According to the newspaper article, A Kaye Kenny said she is not aware of any money the county has given to the Salvation Army. I remember years back where Henry Parker and Ed Taylor, along with Phil Tilghman gave money to the Army for years. She needs to be more careful before she puts a statement like that out there. I'm from the old school, not a come here, but rather a been here & I remember being totally against my tax dollars going to this church.

Anonymous said...

Where has all the donations and funding monies already gone????? Someone asleep at the wheel I'm afraid.....

Anonymous said...

Joseph Albero, as he recently mentioned on his blog what an asset he had been to the Salvation Army in the past. This is no joke, he really did say that.

Anonymous said...

I only know that panhandling is on the rise,indicating that other things are amiss.

Anonymous said...

So I guess you are refusing to post comments on the Parkside incident ? Way to look out for the community.

Anonymous said...

Mark Thompson ran it into the ground before he got fired.. Twice.

Now he is working at the Board of Education with a program that is allowing Thugs to break the law because teachers, principals, and Deputies can't do anything because it's a Black Thing. What ever he gets into is trouble. Just like when he worked at FedEx he got fired for doing some things he wasn't supposed to when he was married.

Now he calls himself a pastor. LMAO

Frank Stallings said...

Maybe they shot themselves in the foot allowing that shit head AL-BLOWHOLE to exploit them a few years ago. I don't give a shit if the Starvation Army goes under, they piss away money and have no accountability. Take a look at their books, you'll see why they're going under. And yes, I'm a former insider, if their books get out, they're f***ed.

Anonymous said...

JT you probably will not post this but in reference to 1:04 comment a few years ago through his blog he lined up all volunteers to ring the bells at Christmas at no cost to the SA. This year they PAID most of the ringers & with fewer kettles around. Again, someone not doing the job they were hired to do.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 8:19, should their real.accounting be audited there will be many of the current administration who will be s*****d. No one is held accountable for missing funds from income generating projects. Since Mike E. Left the Salvation Army it seems that things have been on a downward spiral. To pay bell ringers for the red kettle campaign is an insult to those that donate to it. I am reasonably sure that when the red kettle campaign was run by Jane G. There were few if any paid bell ringers. Maybe the current major and wife should be sent back to Russia or from wherever they came.

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Anonymous said...

Salvation Army's executives make 6 figure salaries, from a non-profit. That's criminal. I go to Halo. I think they do a great job, and the people are so nice.

Anonymous said...

plus there employees take all the good stuff

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it's best to just shut it down... sounds like more of a scam at this point.

Anonymous said...

1:54 a.m. What the hell are you talking about??? What kind of shit are you smoking?

Anonymous said...

Well I don't know how much the thrift store contributes, but I will say that the stores prices are too high, and the store was much better than when Amber was a manager years ago. Carla has not done as good of a job. And where is my dear buddy Phyllis? Did she quit or was she replaced by the rude black lady's that run the cash registers now?