Jun26FriTerritorial Commander Urges Salvationists to Continue Creative Fundraising June 26, 2020As we enter into the final days of our Partners in Mission Campaign to support The Salvation Army’s international work, I want to say thank you – thank you for your generosity and dedication to our mission; thank you for being a transforming influence in the communities of our world “so that others may know Christ.” From bake sales to online auctions, Salvationists have been stepping up to find creative ways to raise funds, even in these difficult times.Unfortunately, we are still short of our $2.3 million goal. The call is urgent and every donation counts. Please continue to focus on Partners in Mission in your congregations and ministry units. Keep that creative fundraising going! You may want to consider drive-by donation Sundays for corps that have yet to open. Or identify a Sunday in July or August that is devoted specifically to Partners in Mission.
You can also donate online right now and get your tax receipt via email by clicking the link at Salvationist.ca.
Your donations are making a difference. I’ve witnessed it firsthand. Last February, I travelled to Bangladesh, one of our partner territories, to see the impactful work of The Salvation Army’s Mirpur Clinic in Dhaka. This busy clinic has been treating patients with leprosy and tuberculosis since 1972 with a holistic approach to community health care. The words of the Army slogan, “Heart to God and Hand to Man,” are clearly seen in the way people are treated with compassion.
Through its international work, The Salvation Army continues to be light and hope in countries affected by poverty, illness and natural disaster. For over 60 years, the World Missions office has worked alongside colleagues in developing countries to provide necessary resources to improve health, food security, livelihood and much more.
Thanks to your generosity, we are investing in the well-being of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. With your support, those in difficult circumstances can find help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Commissioner Floyd J. Tidd