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"This new sign will help us get the message out on important services available, Corps events and needs to help suffering humanity.  We are so thankful for Horizon Bank and Landmark Sign Group for this important help for us and the community.  They both have gone the extra mile to help the Army and ultimately help people going thru crisis situations during these difficult economic days.  Since this was a donation, we did not have to spend operating money to affect our assistance programs.  I want to recognize Dorcas Hammond with Horizon, Shaun O'Brien with Landmark, Board Member Glenn Jennings and Willard Williams for their particular great work in completing this project.  May God richly bless them." stated Major Welch.  The short informal dedication service will consist of words of appreciation, prayer and a photo moment.  Major Welch, a representative from Horizon Bank, Advisory Board Members and others will be in attendance at the new sign on Highway 6.  The Salvation Army continues to assist people with food, utility, medicines, shelter, rent, clothes, furniture and other crisis situations during these difficult days.  Please call 219-762-9191 for information and appointments.

If you would like to help Porter County residents in need thru The Salvation Army you can assist in several ways:  Send a check to The Salvation Army P. O. Box 828, Portage, IN 46368-0828, bring in-kind food or monetary donations to The Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 799 Capitol Rd. on Hwy 6, buy food, make up a food basket or have a food collection event with your group or organization for the pantry and bring in toThe Salvation Army.  You can also volunteer to help.  For additional information, contact Vicki or Kathy at The Salvation Army: 219-762-9191.  The Salvation Army has been serving the world (now in over 120 countries) for 146 years.

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 the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go towww.salvationarmyusa.org.