‘Harvest of Hope’

Capt. Angel Sandoval-Silva

Dear editor:
The summer has quickly come to an end and students everywhere have returned to the classroom.
For many families, this is an exciting time of the year. Children look forward to back-to-school shopping and starting extracurricular activities.
However, there also are many families in this district straining to make ends meet. Back-to-school shopping and the costs of extracurricular activities bring extra stress to a low-income family.
After these families have stretched their wallets to pay for school expenses, they depend on us to assist them with basic groceries.
In a couple of weeks, we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with our families and enjoying a wonderful feast of turkey and pumpkin pie. Yet there are some families in our district who won’t celebrate Thanksgiving because they can’t afford to buy a turkey and all the fixings that go with it.
You see, a “Harvest of Hope 2010” doesn’t just happen. It starts with someone whose heart is moved with compassion for the need of others.
And that someone is you! I know this because you already have demonstrated your heart-felt caring through your generous gift to our ministry here in Rainy River District.
And that’s what our “Harvest of Hope 2010” is all about. It’s good friends like you linking your heart and hands with the Salvation Army’s Fort Frances Ministries to do good in our community and district.
We would welcome a gift of $25, $50, $100, or whatever is right for you.
Donations can be sent to the Salvation Army, 316 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2C2 or you can make a short visit to our ministry, where we will be glad to see you with your gift to the less fortunate.
Committed to the Lord,
Capt. Angel Sandoval-Silva
CO, Fort Frances Ministries
P.S. Everyone is welcome to attend the Thanksgiving dinner at the Salvation Army Citadel on Friday, Oct. 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. First-come, first-serve.