SALVATION ARMY PASTOR THANKS POLICE FOR THEIR CHARITY
Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 07, 2019 (RSCNPF): For the third year in a row, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force made a financial contribution to the work of the Salvation Army to spread some joy and provide much-needed supplies during the season.
Pastor at the Salvation Army, Major Roxroy Campbell, said that he was “blown away” by the act of kindness. He recently received the donation that amounted to about $1,400 which had been collected from Police Officers and Civilian staff who work with the Police. Through donations, such as the one from the Police, the church was able to provide 220 food hampers last year.
“What we do is that we prepare food hampers – these are grocery parcels – and we deliver them to persons in need,” Major Campbell said.
He explained that the church partners with the Ministry of Social Services in both St. Kitts and in Nevis, then delivers them to the intended recipients accompanied by a representative of the Ministry. They also delivered care packages to the Cardin Home and patients at the JNF Hospital, and will do the same at Her Majesty’s Prison sometime this year. Major Campbell also said that when the welfare appeal was first started by the church, they were only able to distribute 65 hampers, but thanks to assistance from organisations like the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, they can now help many more people.
“So the Police coming on board to help us is a commendable gesture,” said the Pastor.
Acting Commissioner of Police, Hilroy Brandy, expressed his pleasure at learning how important the contribution was to people in the community.
“We recognise that we are a part of our communities and we want to serve in as many ways as we can. Helping people in need is not beyond us, and we will make donations for as long we can to support such a noble initiative,” Acting Commissioner Brandy said.