The Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Kettle Appeal has received a cash injection from CIBC FirstCaribbean bank.
Major Raymond Pierre, the Divisional Secretary of the Salvation Army, said that they have set a target of EC$160,000 this year. He thanked the bank for their generous donation of $4,000 and appealed to other businesses and the general public to do likewise.
“Needs are always there and we try to assist as best as possible. We are always in need of monetary assistance in order to help alleviate the burdens of others,” he said.
Meanwhile Mrs. Dawn Soleyn, the bank’s branches Manager who made the presentation said that it was a privilege to support the work of the Salvation Army.
“Last year we also made a substantial donation to this Kettle Appeal. We hope this donation will assist the Salvation Army to achieve its goal this year, so that they can continue their great, social outreach programmes to assist the most vulnerable in our country,” she said.
Kettles are stationed outside the Epicurean Fine Foods and Pharmacy, FirstChoice Supermarket, Shoul’s Toys, Gift and Housewares, Perry Bay Supermarket, Shoul’s Chief store, Chase Supermarket and Cost Pro.