Released 3 May 2010
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Partnership between The Salvation Army and Numana, Inc. reaches new
Alexandria, VA:-- Over the weekend of April 24th,
The Salvation Army World Service Organization (SAWSO) and Numana, Inc. reached
a milestone in their partnership. Ten
million meals have been packed to help the people of Haiti receive life sustaining
are being packaged by volunteers at mass events throughout United States. The events of April 24-25 in San Francisco saw 1.019 million meals
packaged in one day. The packing in Champaign-Urbana saw another 1.012 million
meals prepared, while the packing in New
London, CT, saw
269,016 meals packaged, ready to be shipped.
Colonel Dan Starrett, Executive Director for SAWSO, said, “We are amazed at the
amount of volunteers that have come along side Numana, Inc. and The Salvation
Army in this partnership. There are many
who have volunteered to help the people of Haiti who never would have thought
to volunteer before.”
the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti, more
than 72,000 volunteers have come together as caring communities to feed those
Inc. meals have four components: Rice,
soy, freeze-dried vegetables with chicken flavoring, and 21 vitamins targeted
to help the immune system. Rice and
beans are also being shipped, as they are a staple food to Haitians.
Numana, Inc. packing events for SAWSO have been planned
through May. To check on a Numana, Inc.
packing event, please look to www.numanainc.com.
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About The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established
in London in 1865, has been supporting those in
need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States.
Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each
year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing
food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled,
outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and
opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation
Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.