|The Salvation Army of St. Petersburg, Florida Starts the New Year in a Healthy Way
The Tobacco Free Coalition of Pinellas County Presents Award for Committing to Smoke-Free Campus
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 27, 2012 - The Salvation Army in St. Petersburg Fla., was recognized for their commitment to improving the health of Pinellas County residents. Creating a healthier place to work and live gained The Salvation Army a Tobacco-Free Coalition of Pinellas County Achievement Award.
The Salvation Army is committed to providing residents, staff and guests a healthy and smoke-free environment. Through the teamwork of the Tobacco Free Coalition of Pinellas County, SWAT and the Pinellas County Health Department, The Salvation Army has resources to support their employees, residents and community.
Major Tim Gilliam of The Salvation Army St. Petersburg, Florida noted, "The Salvation Army has, from its inception, always tried to help improve lives. Another way to help carry out this mission is by providing a smoke-free work and living environment. In addition, we are providing the resources necessary to help those with tobacco and nicotine addictions. We are already seeing a positive change on our campus as a result of the smoke-free policy."
There is much more support and community activities throughout Pinellas County that are working to prevent youth from smoking, assist smokers who want to quit, and educate parents on the dangers of secondhand smoke.
For more information on Tobacco Prevention Programs in Pinellas County visit: http://www.pinellashealth.com/TobaccoPrevention.asp
For more information on what is happening in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa Salvation Army visit the Tampa Bay Area Salvation Army Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyTampaBay.
About The Salvation Army
The 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 about Salvation Army, St. Petersburg, of Florida, visit http://www.sastpete.org, or for a location near you visit http://www.salvationarmyusa.org.