The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Tis the sea­son for giv­ing and CIBC FirstCaribbean has pledged to support the Sal­va­tion Army in a big way! CIBC FirstCaribbean has re­cently made a do­na­tion to the Sal­va­tion Army in support of its an­nual red ket­tle drive. This an­nual ini­tia­tive of the Sal­va­tion Army as­sists de­prived fam­i­lies dur­ing the sea­son by pro­vid­ing food, cloth­ing, shel­ter and coun­sel­ing.

This year the Sal­va­tion Army has set a goal to de­liver over 550 food ham­pers to fam­i­lies in dis­ad­van­taged ar­eas through­out Saint Lu­cia in an ef­fort to spread the joy and good­will syn­ony­mous with this time of year. On hand to re­ceive the do­na­tion were Michael Burns, Chair­man of the Sal­va­tion Army Ad­vi­sory Board and Cap­tain Dwayne Broome.

Por­tia Comp­ton-James, Man­ager Re­tail Bank­ing and Op­er­a­tions, em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of the do­na­tion stat­ing, “It is only fit­ting that we at CIBC FirstCaribbean as­sist the Sal­va­tion Army in achiev­ing their goal as through­out the years the or­ga­ni­za­tion has made such a pos­i­tive im­pact on the lives of fam­i­lies in our com­mu­ni­ties. We are se­ri­ous about re­spond­ing to the needs of our com­mu­ni­ties and are com­mit­ted to giv­ing back in tan­gi­ble ways. Our support of the Sal­va­tion Army is there­fore in tune with our prom­ise of be­ing First for Com­mu­ni­ties. We urge the wider pub­lic to par­tic­i­pate as well and do­nate as much as you can to the ket­tle drive. The red ket­tles can be found at most pop­u­lated lo­ca­tions and are char­ac­terised by the merry ring­ing of a bell to call at­ten­tion to passers-by.”

For in­for­ma­tion on how you can support or vol­un­teer with the Sal­va­tion Army please con­tact Cap­tain Dwayne Broome at 452-3108, sacas­tries@ya­ or at our of­fice on 12-14 High Street, Castries.

L-R: Michael Burns, Por­tia Comp­ton-James,

Cap­tain Dwayne Broome.

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