Greenwood, MS (September, 11, 2014) - In Remembrance of 9/11, the Greenwood Salvation Army recently held their annual First Responder Luncheon. In its second year, this event acts as a memorial to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as a time to thank the local first responders for their service. Attendees at this year’s luncheon included local Fire, Police, Sheriff’s deputies and Postal Carriers.
The Salvation Army has had a special relationship with September 11th memorials in the years since the devastating events 13 years ago. Greenwood Salvation Army Lt. Wendy Deuel advised, “This is our chance to show the men and women of our community how much they mean to us.” In addition to The Salvation Army personnel from the Greenwood Corps, a student representative from Mississippi Valley State University also volunteered their service for the day.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.About The Salvation Army