The Salvation Army celebrates its 60th anniversary. community service in Puerto Rico – News is My Business

TV journalist Monika Candelaria is the ambassador for this year’s Christmas campaign.

The Salvation Army celebrates 60 years of community service in Puerto Rico as it marks its week of May 9-15 with its ’60 Years of Doing Good in Puerto Rico’ exhibit in Plaza Las Américas.

“This effort…describes what The Salvation Army does, good for communities, serving and helping in emergencies, helping those sleeping rough and feeding those who need it most,” Major said. Juan Mercado, Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army. for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

“Part of the fundraising efforts is the traditional Red Pot campaign, which will start in November and run through Christmas. For this reason, it is with great joy that we announce Monika Candelaria as our new Christmas Campaign Ambassador,” he said.

The organization, present in more than 130 countries, develops the programs it offers in Puerto Rico, such as: Fortissimo, an art and music program offered to children and young people; the school support service, which offers homework support to children whose parents work or study; and, the Family Services program, whose main goal is to support families who are experiencing economic difficulties causing challenges in their daily lives.

In addition, the non-profit organization provides basic computer skills assistance for the elderly, rehabilitation for people with addictions, mortgage payment assistance, water and electricity to families in need, as well as spiritual, emotional and clinical support for victims of crime. .

During the week, the organization’s managers, employees and volunteers will welcome all visitors and reactivate its traditional fundraising campaign called “Lady of Comer”, in which people show their support by donating $3 to sign a special plate.

This story was written by our staff based on a press release.

Jill E. Washington