On behalf of the employees, volunteers and advisory board members of The Salvation Army, I would like to thank those in the community who have provided food and monetary donations to us during the current pandemic.
Beginning in the middle of March, my wife, Robin, and I, delivered food boxes all over the city and county to homebound residents.
The food boxes contained food for a week, as well as toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning supplies. We were also able to provide Ensure and Depends for those who needed them, and pet food.
We are so grateful for the compassionate and caring people who helped us meet the needs of our community in such a trying and difficult time. We were able to give 402 food boxes that provided food to 933 people.
We are no longer delivering food boxes, but we are still providing them out of our office for those in need.
Thank you all again for helping The Salvation Army of Covington meet the needs of those in our community who needed us the most these past few months.
The Salvation Army remains committed to being there when we are needed. Please continue to keep us in your prayers, as we are now receiving a lot of requests for utility and rental assistance.
For more information on how you can help us meet these needs, please contact our office at 962-6206.
Maj. George Hackbarth
Covington Salvation Army Corps, South Lexington Avenue Covington
This letter is written in response to Mr. Roberts’ Letter to the Editor on July 7, 2020.
Mr. Roberts’ bashing Mr. Irvine really needs to stop. There are a lot of people in Clifton Forge that know Mr. Irvine and really like him. He does not deserve to have his name bashed like this.
Mr. Irvine has worked all his life to get where he is, and he has tried to help and do what is right for the people in Clifton Forge. He always has the best of intentions in everything he has done on committees and council.
I?feel this is more over politics and just isn’t right.
The Armory Committee goes by the Roberts Rules of Order. Mr. Irvine does not vote.
The committee is made up of more than Mr. Irvine, and they are a smart bunch of people. So, I’m sure they aren’t letting him make all the decisions and not know what is going on.
I?understand you were on the committee in the past. If you were so concerned about all of this, why didn’t you bring this up sooner?
Why now? Why didn’t you stay on the committee and do something if you thought something wasn’t right. You were the treasurer, so it must not have been nothing then.
From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Shull was the treasurer, and he has confirmed all the books were in the good also. He has also turned in reports to the town.
What else do you want?
Why don’t you get a meeting with Mr. Irvine and the committee to go over things, instead of bashing Mr. Irvine in public? Or you can go to a meeting and voice your concerns.
Commercial Avenue, Clifton Forge
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