Salvation Army marks 110 years in Roswell

August 9, 2015 • Local News

Robert Maples, far right, holds up his Advisory Board Life Member certificate during Thursday’s celebration at the Roswell Community and Civic Center for the Salvation Army’s 110 years of operation in Roswell. Also shown, from left, are Roswell Corps Commander Lt. Joe West, and Southwest Divisional Commander Lt. Col. Joe Posillico of Phoenix. On a monthly basis the Salvation Army serves 2,400 seniors through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. More than 1,000 of those seniors live in Roswell, and many of them homebound. The organization also provides 300 to 400 families every month with emergency food boxes; distributes about 10 food/clothing vouchers; provides 10 to 15 emergency lodging hotel stays; provides 10 families utility disconnect prevention and, during the cold months, helps 40 to 45 families with heating bills. Last month the Salvation Army distributed 102 fans during its “Beat the Heat” campaign. Generally, the local Salvation Army provides 3,000 unduplicated services every month. (Bill Moffitt Photo)

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