For yet another yet the Salvation Army in Grenada has lived up to the Gospel mandate as handed down by Jesus Christ to “feed his people.”
And there was no better way than doing that as the nation remembered the birth of the Christ Child.
Just about one hundred people who are considered to be less fortunate were provided with food hampers that were made possible from the “Red Kettle” and Andall and Associates that partnered with the Salvation Army to help facilitate the distribution.
Head of the local chapter, Captain Desmond Davis who presided over the distribution indicated that it was a challenging year for both employees and employers in Grenada.
Captain Davis noted that the current economic crisis has created greater mental stress and even social problems in the nation.
He said the Salvation Army has always held on to the truth that Christ came into the world and died “for us” and it is evident that in spite of the current crisis and with the support of the donors and passers-by who supported the Salvation Army “Red Kettle,” they were successful in their annual Christmas drive.
The Salvation Army Captain implored the recipients to be thankful for the food hampers, and to give thanks to the donors.
“Give thanks to the little that you receive… and bless it,” he remarked.
Captain Davis called on Grenadians to move ahead in 2013 with a vision for nation building because without vision the people would perish.
His wife, Captain Marie Davis indicated that the celebration of Christmas has always been misinterpreted.
As a means of refreshing the beneficiaries about the reason for the season, the female Captain read the Christmas Story that made reference to the birth of Christ in Judea.
A small contingent of Andall’s (Supermarket) Choir warmed the hearts of the people through the singing of some well-known Christmas Songs.
One of the members of the Choir was grateful to the customers of the supermarket who shopped at the various outlets and made available items from their shopping list for the food hampers for the needy families.
She said it goes to show that “in the hard economic times” a little can go a long way as evident in the number of food hampers that were made available.
The value of the total package is estimated at about $5,000.00.
The Salvation Army, one of the religious denominations on the island, has been operating in Grenada for 110 years.