To the Editor:
The Island has once again proven its extreme generosity in giving to our annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.
We wish to thank our volunteers: Angela, Anna, Caitlin, Cristina, Emma, Gary, Gus, Jackie, Maddie, Marjorie, Pam, Paula, Ruth, and Sue who donated over 180 hours standing by our kettles.
We thank the merchants who granted us permission to place kettles in their places of business and to the many, many individuals who made contributions.
We extend a special thank-you for the anonymous Christmas Eve donation of the jewelry at our Main Street, Vineyard Haven location. These beautiful items will be sold and the proceeds added to our available funds to help fellow Islanders.
Under the guidance of Divisional Headquarters in Canton, the Martha’s Vineyard Service Unit uses 100 percent of the funds entrusted to them to provide community assistance year-round as we continue to fulfill our mission which is to “meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”
We are always striving and working towards sustaining the services we provide across Martha’s Vineyard for years to come.
If you would like more information on how we are serving and how you can help, please call us at 774-563-9436. You may also write to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1996, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Please remember: “Needs Knows No Season.”
Richard S. Reinhardsen
Martha’s Vineyard Service Unit
The Salvation Army