The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County strongly denies any association with local “Stay W.O.K.E. Go Vote” rallies.

West Palm Beach, Florida (May 21, 2022 – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County strongly denies any association with the “Stay W.O.K.E. Go Vote” rallies scheduled to be held throughout Florida. Recent news reports and publications indicating that The Salvation Army agreed to host such a rally on Saturday afternoon May 21, 2022, at its Northwest Community Center location are incorrect.

As an apolitical, faith-based, philanthropic organization, The Salvation Army does not take positions on political issues and was never consulted regarding the unsanctioned use of its property. The Salvation Army respectfully requests that appropriate corrections be immediately distributed to the public.

For more information about The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, please call (561) 686-3530. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

South Florida nonprofits reaffirm their partnerships at “The Tie the Binds” Annual Luncheon of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.

West Palm Beach, Florida (May 18, 2022) – On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County hosted representatives from over 100 local nonprofit philanthropies at their Annual Luncheon held at the Pelican Club, Jupiter, Florida. “The Tie That Binds,” luncheon gathering local charities and nonprofits around the theme of philanthropic partnerships.

The luncheon began with a mock rescue of the Salvation Army’s Area Commander, James Hall by Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Grant Mann, the Executive Director of the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, who also served as the event’s keynote speaker. Apart from enjoying refreshments on the outdoor deck and a delicious afternoon meal overlooking the Jupiter lighthouse, guests were treated to the smooth sound of the Bstew Jazz Trio, and an inspirational video highlighting The Salvation Army’s current partnerships.

“I am honored to speak to you about the value of teamwork,” said Commander Mann. “While the U.S. Navy SEALS defend and serve our country worldwide, The Salvation Army humbly serves our citizens at home.” At the conclusion of his presentation that included a video-tour of the National Navy SEAL Museum, Advisory Board Chairman William Mikus, and luncheon MC and Board Vice-Chair Robert Bailey, presented Mann with a crystal bowl. “Thank you for your inspirational words and service,” said Major Hall. “As a courageous member of two SEAL Teams, we cannot imagine a more appropriate individual than yourself to speak to us on the value of partnerships!”

The luncheon concluded with short remarks by Dr. Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications for The Salvation Army who promised that each nonprofit attendee would be contacted in the weeks ahead to discuss potential areas of future collaborations. As a gesture of their willingness to enter philanthropic partnerships for the benefit of the Palm Beach County community, departing guests hung signed “The Tie the Binds” knot cards on a sailor’s rope held by Major Hall and Commander Mann.

For more information about The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, please call (561) 686-3530. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

The Northwest Community Center of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County to host fun-filled event for local community.

West Palm Beach, Florida (April 26, 2022) – The Northwest Community Center of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County will host a Community Outreach Event, on Saturday April 30, 2022, from Noon – 3:00PM at 600 N Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach. The one-day event also includes the Regional Music and Arts Concert. Apart from complementary refreshments and youth games/activities, the jamboree will introduce guests, and neighborhood residents to the Center’s numerous programs and services.

“The Northwest Community Center is designed to encourage growth and the development of children and youth from kindergarten through graduation,” said Dr. James Easley, the Center’s Director. “Our programs are crafted to increase exposure to positive influences through mentoring, character building workshops, tutoring, recreational, social, and community development activities. Saturday’s event is open to all and will serve to remind the public what services and programs we offer.”

Northwest Community Center offers a variety of youth programs accommodating all those in need without discrimination. The Center provides after school, summer, and winter-break camp programs, tutoring and homework assistance; crime and drug prevention programs and conferences; arts appreciation; music lessons; volunteerism; a basketball clinic; community garden; character building activities; and a variety of field trips to art museums, cultural events, and college tours.

For more information, please call The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, at (561) 686-3530 or Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

NAVY SEAL COMMANDER TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON OF THE SALVATION ARMY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

Commander Grant Mann, Executive Director of the National Navy SEAL Museum, will be the guest speaker at Annual Luncheon of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.

West Palm Beach, Florida (April 7, 2022) – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County is honored to announce retired U.S. Navy Commander Grant Mann as keynote speaker for their 2022 Annual Luncheon to be held from 11:30AM-1PM at the Pelican Club on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Entitled “The Ties That Bind,” the luncheon aims at gathering local charities and nonprofits around the theme of philanthropic partnerships.

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Commander Mann was born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in Vero Beach, Florida. Upon his enlistment in 1986, Mann immediately reported to Boot Camp and was subsequently assigned to the USS Harry W. Hill. After two years on board, he was selected and attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training Class 162, graduating in October 1989. His operational overseas deployments were in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Bosnia, Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, and East Africa. Commander Mann’s enlisted operational assignments include two tours as a Boatswain Mate, two deployments at SEAL Team FIVE, and seven years at SEAL Team SIX. He is the recipient of a Bronze Star Medal and numerous other awards over his 34 years of service.

“We are honored that Commander Mann has accepted the invitation to be the featured speaker at our Annual Luncheon,” said Majors James and Leisa Hall, Area Commanders of The Salvation Army. “Since The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary, we wanted to select a speaker that would inspire an afternoon gathering of local nonprofit leaders to more effectively collaborate for the greater good of our community. As a courageous member of two SEAL Teams, we cannot imagine a more appropriate individual than Commander Mann to speak on the value of partnerships!”

Commander Mann presently serves as the Executive Director of the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. From humble beginnings in 1985, the facility has experienced tremendous growth, achieving national stature in 2007. The main objective of the Museum remains the promotion of public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits, while honoring the fallen at the SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors’ families through Trident House Charities.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the Annual Luncheon please call The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, at (561) 686-3530 or visit the organization’s Website: https://salvationarmyflorida.org/westpalmbeach. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

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VIP RIBBON-CUTTING RECEPTION UNVEILS CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT OF THE SALVATION ARMY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salvation Army Exhibits 100-Year History at Historical Society of Palm Beach County.

West Palm Beach, Florida (March 16, 2022) – A Centennial Exhibit of historical documents, memorabilia and photos that showcase the 100-year history of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County was formally unveiled on March 10, 2022, at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. The Ribbon-Cutting was performed by Area Commanders Majors James and Leisa Hall, Lieutenant Colonel Dawn Luyk, Virginia Savietto, Administrative Assistant to Vice Mayor Gregg K. Weiss, and John Inglis, President of the Kiwanis Chapter of Palm Beach County. Following the reception, a stimulating presentation concerning the history of the World War I “Doughnut Girls” of The Salvation Army, including displays of photos, military utensils, and uniforms was offered by Lieutenant Colonel Luyk.

The Centennial Exhibit is one of many programs and events that the Area Command of the Salvation Army has scheduled to help celebrate its 100th anniversary of charitable service in Palm Beach County. The Exhibit is based on The Salvation Army’s Five Core Values, and was curated by Dr. Marion Smith, Coordinator of Exhibits at the Greenwood Museum and Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood, South Carolina.

The Salvation Army is one of the most significant global nonprofit providers of social services to people living in impoverished communities worldwide. The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County has helped countless individuals and families overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services since 1922.

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, and share the history of Palm Beach County. Through its extensive archives, the Society maintains an active research facility and documents the people and events that have shaped Palm Beach County. In addition, the multiple educational programs, and initiatives of the Society in schools and communities are of primary importance to our vision of building an understanding and appreciation of local history in our children.

The Centennial Exhibit will be available for viewing until April 25, 2022. The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is open to the public on Monday-Saturdays (10:00 AM – 4 PM).

To schedule a group viewing of the Centennial Exhibit, please get in touch with Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications for The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, at (561) 686-3530. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

Members of the “Ambassador’s Circle” of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach recently met and committed their time, talent, and treasure to help establish the organization’s Centennial Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund is one of many programs and events that The Army has scheduled to help celebrate its 100-year anniversary of charitable service in Palm Beach County.

 

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Well-known women intend to advocate for The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.

West Palm Beach, Florida (March 3, 2022) – Members of the “Ambassador’s Circle” of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach recently met and committed their time, talent, and treasure to help establish the organization’s Centennial Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund is one of many programs and events that The Army has scheduled to help celebrate its 100-year anniversary of charitable service in Palm Beach County.

 

Photo: Left to Right back Row – Susan Cushing, Frank Marangos, William Mikus, Paula Mikus, Suzanne Mott-Dansby, Major James Hall

Left to Right front Row – Kathryn Vecellio, The Honorable Beverly White-Yeager, Major Leisa Hall, Holly Holden