Barbadians are being asked to dig just a bit deeper into their pockets to help the Salvation Army care for the growing number of people impacted by the economic recession.
Making an appeal for more money, divisional commander Major Dewhurst Jonas disclosed yesterday that the Army’s feeding programme was under increasing pressure because of the tough times.
Jonas told a Press conference at the Army’s headquarters at Reed Street, The City, that the Christian charity had distributed more than 60 000 meals this year.
On the other hand, financial donations to the Army’s annual Christmas Appeal – the major fund-raiser – launched on November 20, were about $200 000 short of last year’s $500 000.
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