The Salvation Army celebrates 110 years in Greater Baton Rouge. Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden will present Captain’s Brett and Mary Meredith with a Proclamation to honor the years of service to those in need in the Greater Baton Rouge community.
July is a special month for The Salvation Army as it coincides with Founders day, July 2nd, marking this organizations 150 years of service across the world, and 110 years in Greater Baton Rouge. In celebration of this day, the men enrolled in the Corps Salvage Recovery Center (CSRC) will enjoy a hot lunch with the commanding officers, Brett and Mary Meredith, Mayor “Kip” Holden and board members.
Serving nearly 30 million each day or one person per second, The Salvation Army is ranked the second largest charity in the United States by Forbes Magazine. The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge provided Christmas to 1,500 families, and sent 75 children to summer camp this past year.