A Message from Our Divisional Leaders

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Aloha to our Salvation Army ‘Ohana,

As the year comes to an end, we are constantly reminded of our duty to serve those in most need: the hungry, homeless, addicted, and hopeless. Major Mark Gilden, our Divisional Secretary for Business & Disaster Services Coordinator, shared a few interesting facts with us:


A human can survive without food for 40 days.
A human can survive without water for about 4 days.

A human can survive without hope for 4 minutes.


Major Gilden’s point is that
hope holds us together and enables us to survive. There are people in our community that need hope more than anything. With your support, The Salvation Army gives others hope, encourage destitute families and individuals to rise above poverty to become sufficient, contributing members of a community. Our initiative, the Pathway of Hope, goes beyond providing basic necessities such as food, water, and clothing. Pathway of Hope identifies and addresses the barriers families face with securing a stable job, safe home, and a community of support. It’s just one of the many programs and initiatives The Salvation Army provides year round.

Please take a look at the impact you have helped us make this year. This impact report is a testament of our promise of Doing The Most Good in our island communities.

We would like to thank our supporters, donors and volunteers for helping us change more than 121,000 lives this year in The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. May God bless you richly in 2016 and bring you happiness and fulfillment as you are a part of the impact we make in the community.

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

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