WARSAW — Warsaw Rotary Club and The Salvation Army have maintained a close relationship for 97 years. Since 1921 when the SA “invaded” Warsaw, both groups have served “others” in need through depression, seasons of war and tough economic times.
This has been a very busy year for The Salvation Army with people coming in for assistance. Many families have signed up for Angel Tree seeking gifts and food during the holidays. The food pantry averages nearly 250 families every month providing food assistance primarily to seniors and the “working poor.” The Pathway of Hoper program provides shoes and clothing for persons entering the workforce and case management to set goals helping families move from poverty to sufficiency.
Warsaw Rotary Club has responded in the past supporting not only the Christmas outreach but services throughout the year. They are asking once again to “dig deep” and give to the annual Rotary Salvation Army Day which will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 21, at the Shrine Building, Kosciusko County Fairgrounds.
This will be the 53rd annual event honoring the late Brigadier Brice Phillipson and N. Bruce Howe who founded the event in Phillipson’s honor in December 1965. Make your tax deductible gifts payable to The Salvation Army and mail to: P.O. Box 1473, Warsaw, IN 46581-1473.
Or better yet, join in for lunch at noon, Dec. 21.