PRESS RELEASE – The Salvation Army is hosting a fundraising activity this coming Sunday. This event titled ‘An Evening of Sax’ will take place at the Gaiety in Rodney Bay on September 21st, 2014 at 6:00pm.
Since 1902, the Salvation Army has worked tirelessly in St. Lucia to assist thousands of individuals and families with meals and grocery items through its feeding programs in Castries and Villages Island wide.
The Salvation Army is in dire need of funds to facilitate the many programs that they manage throughout the year.
These include: the daily ‘Meals on Wheels’ feeding program, that facilitates more than 300 hot meals served each week from Monday to Friday in Castries and 100’s of parcels of grocery items are given to needy families on a monthly basis in and out of Castries.
The army also provides clothing and assistance in meeting basic home, educational and medical needs. Individuals and families also receive counseling referral service and encouragement and support to help them through life’s challenges.
During times of disaster, the Salvation Army works closely with NEMO, Red Cross, other churches and agencies to provide relief supplies and rehabilitation materials to those affected and provision of day care and pre-school facilities are also included in their services. The sustenance of the year round services of the Salvation Army is mainly dependent on the generosity of the local public.
‘An Evening of Sax’ will see four of Saint Lucia’s most talented saxophonists take to the stage. Sunday will see the likes of Barbara Cadet, Augustin ‘Jab’ Duplessis, Deland ‘DeeSax’ Jules and Rob ‘Zi’ Taylor performing their various renditions alongside fellow musicians.
Russel Lake will be the host for the evening. The musicians and service providers are all volunteering their time and skills to contribute to this fundraiser
The public is asked to support this event all proceeds of which go to the Salvation Army social welfare programs. Tickets are $50 each and are available at all Courts branches and at Steve’s Barber Shop.