Hundreds benefit from Salvation Army hampers

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The Christmas cheer was extended to hundreds of senior citizens and the less fortunate on Monday with the distribution of food hampers by the Salvation Army Guyana Division.

The annual hamper distribution was held at the Salvation Army Headquarters on Alexander Street in Georgetown.

Speaking on behalf of the government, Minister of Finance, Dr Ashni Singh said Christmas is a time for joy and celebration, a time for introspection, and reflection. He recognised and applauded the hard work of Divisional Leaders, Majors Matignol and Mireille Saint Lot, for their outstanding work at the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army Drug Rehabilitation Programme has been responsible for thousands of Guyanese drug abusers to shed their addictions and return to society and live a normal life.

“The programme has brought thousands of persons from the brink of calamity and disaster.

“You know what drugs and substance abuse can do to an individual and a family – and from all sections of society, every region, every race, every district, made clean, or dry as the case may be, and returned to the fold of a normal life and society,” Dr Singh stated.

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh distributes hampers at the Salvation Army on Monday (Photo: News Room/December 19, 2022)

Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Edward Boyer, during brief remarks, urged the senior citizens to take their health seriously.

 

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