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Summerside Celebrates Expansion THERE WAS CAUSE for celebration as The Salvation Army in Summerside, P.E.I., officially cut the ribbon on its renovated community and family services facility in June. The renovations added more than 200 square metres of space to the facility, increasing the capacity of the soup kitchen, which serves 60 hot meals each day, five days a week. And with the added space, the Army’s community and family services and food bank are now under one roof. “We are excited to see this work completed, and to show what we can now offer the residents of Prince County,” says Major Willis Drover, corps officer, Summerside Corps. “Increasing the size of our soup kitchen facilities will help us continue to meet the needs of our community, while bringing all of our services under one roof allows greater accessibility to all the services we offer.” About 60 percent of the funding for the $900,000 project came from The Salvation Army, with the rest coming from individuals, businesses and the provincial government. “Today is only possible thanks to the continued support of the community. Without their generosity, we would not be able to bring dignity and hope to those in need,” says Major Alison Cowling, divisional commander and divisional director of women’s ministries, Maritime Division. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by Commissioner Brian Peddle, then territorial commander. “This soup kitchen brings hope to the community,” he said. “I want to thank the volunteers for their integral role for making a soup kitchen like this happen on a daily basis.”

Comr Brian Peddle plants a tree at the expanded Summerside facility

Mjr Alison Cowling speaks at the grand opening ceremony

Welcome Service & Official Installation of: Commissioner Susan McMillan Territorial Commander Officiated by

Commissioner William Roberts International Chief of the Staff

Commissioner Nancy Roberts

World Secretary for Women’s Ministries

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Salvationist - September 2014  
Salvationist - September 2014