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The Salvation Army Celebrates National Salvation Army Week

BATON ROUGE, LA (May 8, 2015) – The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge has served its community for 110 years. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared a week in May as “National Salvation Army Week”. This year, National Salvation Army Week will be celebrated May 11-17, 2015. President Eisenhower said:

“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.”

This week gives The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge an opportunity to thank the community for their time, gifts, resources, and support.

Captain Meredith shared, “We are so appreciative of the community coming alongside The Salvation Army to serve this wonderful Greater Baton Rouge region. Thank you for giving us your time and talents.”

The event schedule will be listed below. You can also find additional information at facebook.com/TheSalvationArmyOfGreaterBatonRouge.org

Monday: To thank our loyal customers, all our clothing items are half off today!

Tuesday: We are providing complimentary drinks at our donation station off 7361 Airline Hwy when you donate your unwanted goods.

Wednesday: Trained Medical students from Remington College in Baton will be providing free blood pressure checks at our 7361 Airline Hwy location from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Thursday: Two Shield of Hope Dinner ticket giveaway drawing – see our Facebook page for additional information.

Friday: Doing the Most Good Day – with the help of Mr. Ronnie’s Donuts off Lee Drive and Community Coffee off Perkins Road, we are surprising an office in Baton Rouge with breakfast! We encourage you to do something good for someone this day.