A Message from Our Divisional Leaders

Week 8: Mar. 9-13


Aloha Salvation Army ‘Ohana,

We are thrilled to announce that our community partner, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii, is the title sponsor for our 2015 Partners in Community Service (PICS) Gala! Thanks to the dedication of Majors Phil and Debbie Lum, Bram Begonia, and many other Kroc Center Hawaii staff who developed this incredible partnership over the years, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii has committed $25,000 toward this event. Their significant contribution to the development of our Kroc Center in Kapolei, outreach in the community through the NFL Play60 event for youth, and support of thousands of families statewide, are just a few reasons why they will be recognized as one of our Outstanding Partners in Community Service this year.

Other community partners that we will be recognizing on Friday, May 1 on “The Great Lawn” at our FTS Campus are: Central Pacific Bank, Kyo-Ya Hotels and Resorts, and dedicated volunteer and board member, Ritchie Mudd. Funds raised from our PICS Gala will go to support our Pathway of Hope initiative this year.

We know that community needs are just as numerous and diverse as the people we serve at The Salvation Army. We continue to seek ways to change people’s lives, serving people from all walks of life without discrimination – from infants to seniors who need help.  In everything we do, we’re building toward the future –whether we’re supporting children’s education, creating new community programs, or providing a pathway of hope for families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. We are seeing progress every day, through the efforts of dedicated volunteers and employees,  and through the heartfelt giving of our community partners. Lani and I hope you will join us in recognizing our distinguished partners this year. For more details, go to hawaii.salvationarmy.org/hawaii/pics. The Development Department is still seeking table sponsorship, in-kind donations for our silent auction, and volunteers.

God bless,

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Majors John and Lani Chamness

One Comment on “A Message from Our Divisional Leaders

  1. Our sincerest thanks and gratitude to our divisional leaders for this avenue of communication that inspire, encourage, motivate and boost us as we endeavor to do our best in the ministry for God and for the Army. The great distance (physical and psychological) between many of us from far flung places and our leaders on the other end, is filling up the gap through this way. May God continue to bless and inspire you to be able to bless and inspire us. God bless The Salvation Army in this division.

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