The Salvation Army's thrift store in Bermuda received a boost in September, thanks to the initiative of a local hotel. The Fairmont Hamilton Princess held a clothing and household item drive for the Army as part of its community connections month.

“We chose to work with The Salvation Army as the organization has been an integral part of the community in Bermuda for more than 100 years,” Len Czarnecki, the hotel's general manager. “With the economic challenges many in Bermuda are facing, the services of The Salvation Army are more vital than ever in helping to provide even the basic essentials for families in need.”

The response from the community was very positive. Over the course of one day, the hotel collected 6,800 kilograms of clothing for the Army.

“It was an amazing day, ” says Major Shawn Critch, divisional commander, Bermuda Division. “The generosity of the community was beyond our expectations. We are grateful to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess for such a partnership.”

The hotel has indicated that this could become an annual event.

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