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Recognizing that not every Martin County resident in need can travel to East Stuart for assistance, The Salvation Army recently took its mobile canteen to Indiantown. "We always have the needs of the Indiantown community in our minds and hearts," said Lt. Scott Hoover, Corps Officer for the Salvation Army of Martin County. "We see many Indiantown residents during the Christmas holidays but we know that the need for food, clothing and spiritual encouragement is not limited by season."
On Saturday, June 22nd, the Salvation Army mobile canteen parked at the Post Family Park, behind the Elizabeth Lahti Library in Indiantown. Staffed by Lts. Scott and Andrea Hoover along with Cadets Jumaine and Katie Bernabe and volunteers Robert Hall, Leslie & Javier Rocha, Susan & Eldon Leaf, Cindy and Ken Canda, Marlina Diaz, Aaron Hoover, Savannah Hoover, Kevin Clark and five-year old Nico Rocha, the Salvation Army team distributed 320 hot dogs & chips, five gallons of water, eight gallons of lemonade, 500 pounds of clothing and 2,980 pounds (or 149) bags of rice to 160 families (502 people.)
"We had such a wonderful time ministering to these families," said Lt. Hoover. "We are already planning for our next visit to the Indiantown community."