The Salvation Army is again appealing to the generosity of Barbadians to help carry out its programmes to assist the less fortunate.
Today, with a target of $800 000 in mind, the Salvation Army launched its annual Kettle Appeal in Jubilee Gardens, Bridgetown.
Divisional Commander Major Sinous Theodore encouraged Barbadians to give generously to the cause.
“No donation is too small. We accept it all. We have to continue with this programme and we depend on all to help,” Theodore said, noting that the Salvation Army provides a Meals on Wheels programme, a men’s hostel, and hampers for the needy at Christmas.
Scotiabank, Royal Bank of Canada, Republic Bank, First Citizens Bank, CIBC First Caribbean Bank, Massy United Insurance, Barbados Light & Power, Constituency Councils of Barbados and the City of Bridgetown Credit Union are among the major sponsors of the appeal this year.
In addition to the Salvation Army getting cheques from the major sponsors today, it received donations from some of those who attended the launch. They dropped their contributions into the red kettles that will be at 40 points across the island until December 31.
Those who attended the launch were also entertained by the Royal Barbados Police Force Band which performed many local songs.