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We’re Celebrating National Salvation Army Week!
Each year, National Salvation Army Week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to serve those in need around the world for 154 years. This week is observed immediately following Mother's Day in May and was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. In his speech, President Eisenhower noted:
“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”
We’re thankful for this opportunity to recognize our volunteers who give their time and talents to The Salvation Army each year in order to help us do the most good for those in need.
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The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida’s 34th
Annual Celebrity Chefs Fundraiser is Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Every year, The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary looks forward to hosting the Celebrity Chefs fundraiser that raises money for the programs of The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida. Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, the difficult decision to cancel the 34th Annual Celebrity Chefs event at the Prime Osborn Convention Center has been made at this time.
Ticket purchasers have the option to donate the cost of the ticket to The Salvation Army or receive a full refund. To receive a refund, please email Darlene.Uhler-Batiste@uss.salvationarmy.org with the ticket number by April 24, 2020.
The health and safety of the attendees, staff and volunteers is our highest priority. The Salvation Army thanks those who have supported and donated to this fundraiser. The 35th Annual Celebrity Chefs Tasting and Silent Auction is set for March 25, 2021 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Additional details for next year’s event will be shared at a later time.
The Salvation Army USA is working closely with federal and state authorities to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak. We are consistently providing updates to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on our National Preparedness & Response status. Across the country, trained Salvation Army Emergency Response staff are on standby to assist if requested.