Cave gets Salvation Army appeal going
PROMINENT?businessman Geoffrey Cave made a financial injection to launch the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Appeal at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, yesterday.
Cave, the patron of the Army’s Christmas appeal this year, said he was delighted to be associated with the revered organisation and to start what he hoped would be a series of donations rom individuals, groups and firms across the island to assist the needy and underprivileged.
The chairman of the Cave Shepherd Group of Companies lauded the Salvation Army, which he said was feeding as many as 300 people a day in the aftermath of tropical storm Tomas.
“The Salvation Army has always been there for the people. As a businessman, I know the difficult times that organisations have been enduring in what has been a global downturn. It’s been tough on everyone and everybody has had to conserve in a bid to get through.
“The Salvation Army is no different as they too, have felt the impact of the recession because that recession has found its way to the less fortunate in society and that less fortunate is who the Salvation Army normally looks out for and cares for,” he added.
Before an audience that included divisional commander Major Dewhurst Jonas and chairman of the army’s advisory board, Tony Marshall, Cave saluted the Salvation Army for its efforts this year in providing aid to the people of disaster ravaged Haiti and St Lucia.
Marshall also hailed the efforts of the Salvation Army, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2012 and according to him had stood the test of time.
The Army made presentations to China State Construction, the Post Office and the police, for their support and partnership. (MK)