A Message from Our Divisional Leaders


Week 2: Jan. 23 -30Mel and Azure001

Melanee, pictured here with her daughter Azure, is one of the clients that found hope through our Family Treatment Services. She is now a part-time massage therapist, sells real estate and is working on a second degree. 

Aloha to our Salvation Army ‘Ohana,

It’s hard to believe that January is coming to an end. We are excited in moving forward to continue our success in 2015. It is perfect timing, as we are having distinguished leadership from our Territorial Headquarters visit this week to review and make recommendations on areas of growth, see how we capitalize on our strengths, and build on opportunities for the year.

Here are a few highlights this week:

· Improvement in 2014: Increased outreach to the homeless through our Revolution Hawaii program that invites adults ages 18 to 29 to help homeless individuals and families through providing basic necessities and the word of God.

· Strengths: Thanks to our staff, we provide excellent recovery programs, growing corps and a growing list of supporters (donors and volunteers like you!).

· Opportunities for Growth: One of our major goals this year is to further develop our Pathway of Hope initiative. We already have families that are on their way out of poverty through finding stable jobs, safe housing and a supportive community. We want to be able to offer more services to more people who are in need of hope in Hawaii.

The list of opportunities are endless and we are constantly looking for ways to increase our services to those in most need. Both Lani and I welcome your suggestions and covet your prayers as we continue to lead our Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division throughout the year.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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Majors John and Lani Chamness

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