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File #: 180530    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/17/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/17/2018
Title: Recognizing and honoring The Salvation Army for their dedicated service to the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. Signature18053000.pdf
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Recognizing and honoring The Salvation Army for their dedicated service to the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, This week we join in celebration National Salvation Army Week, the second week of May, which was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. He is quoted as saying: "Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood . . . 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."; and

WHEREAS, Founded in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army has represented hope to millions of people in need worldwide for more than 150 years. The Salvation Army is one of the world's largest and oldest providers of social services, currently existing in 128 countries with its operations in the United States originating in Philadelphia in 1879. It continues its compassionate tradition of helping others wherever there is poverty, hunger, disease, destitution and spiritual need; and

WHEREAS, The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services provides basic needs and services to victims of disaster, while also assisting first-responders. Serving 1 to 2 million Americans in dozens of response efforts nationwide, Emergency Disaster Services is often one of the first on the scene to aid emergency response efforts by providing food, shelter, clothing and spiritual comfort. Through its valuable partnership with the City of Philadelphia, The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services is proud to support local first responders and disaster survivors in more than 250 annual responses in times of disaster or crisis. Most recently the Salvation Army played a critical role in transporting goods and assisting the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as they collaborated with Unidos PA'PR to bring relief efforts to the island...

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