By Alan Sorensen
Salvation Army Lieutenants William and Christine Ware, new to Havre, are impressed with the welcome theyve received since their arrival on July 1.
We really are just overwhelmed with the support people have given us, Lt. William Ware said Monday.
The Salvation Army is a United Way agency that helps the community in numerous ways, providing programs for children, teens, and adults.
It also provides everyone access to affordable used clothing and household items through its Discount Store in the 300 block of Sunny Third Street.
But its biggest impact on the community comes from its involvement in charities. Its Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, summer day camps for children, and participation in the Community Christmas Project help numerous people and families.
Without the concerted efforts of dozens of volunteers, services clubs, churches, other charities, and youth groups, the Salvation Armys efforts would be stymied.
The Army also relies heavily on contributions to the United Way, depending on its anticipated share of the anticipated donations. The near the United Way drive comes to its goal, the more money the local Salvation Army will get for three basic projects.
To serve those in need of food with food baskets, meals for children at day camps, and help cover the cost of utilities and maintenance at the Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen, Ware said.
For the remainder of its programs throughout the year, including the Community Christmas Project of which it is just one contributing agency, the Salvation Army relies on continued public support.
The need goes on throughout the year, Ware said. Throughout the year, were handing out food baskets.
The Salvation Army also responds to the spiritual needs of the community. Weekly church services, Sunday school and Bible studies are held at the church at 605 Second St.
For more information about the Salvation Army or how you can benefit from or help maintain the programs, call the Army office at 265-6411.