A Message from Our Divisional Leaders


Aloha to our Salvation Army ‘Ohana,

We would like to thank the HMSA Foundation for awarding The Salvation Army a grant of $18,680 for our homeless outreach program, Care-A-Van, located on Maui. The grant will be used to support the program that serves approximately 150 homeless people on the island each week. Care-A-Van utilizes a van equipped with basic survival needs and medical supplies. The program is designed to search for and provide assistance to homeless individuals and families living on the beaches and cane fields.


Divisional Executive Director of Development Jennifer Hee, HMSA Interim Executive Administrator Jason Paloma, and Divisional Leader Major John Chamness

HMSA also went shopping and donated gifts to our Angel Tree Program! Their Board of Directors selected the Family Treatment Services program to support this year with exercise equipment, a baby jogger, membership passes to the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, and the Children’s Discovery Center. We thank them for their compassion for our women and children this Holiday Season.


This Friday, we are having our final FOUR CORNER CHALLENGE on the corner of Bishop and King Street. This challenge features a friendly competition between banks: Central Pacific Bank, Territorial Savings Bank, First Hawaiian Bank, and Hawaii National Bank! Come out and support your favorite bank on Friday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!


We are in the throes of the Christmas season! Our Corps officers are busy collecting Angel Tree gifts, providing meals, and ringing bells at our red kettles across Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands. But we haven’t forgotten the true meaning of Christmas, which is the birth of Jesus Christ. If you are on O’ahu, please join us at our Live Nativity on our Mānoa campus next week from 12/21 to 12/24. Performances will run continuously from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Lastly, we want you to know there is still time to help those in need this season. Take a look at our last minute gift guide, which gives you easy tips on making the biggest impact for those who are struggling this time of the year. There are still many families to serve this holiday season and we will need your help to provide them with holiday meals and gifts.

Have a blessed week.

Mahalo and God Bless,
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Majors John and Lani Chamness
Divisional Leaders

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