The Green family announced today that they will be donating $10,000 to the Salvation Army to support “the many programmes that are run by the organisation during the busy holiday season and throughout the year”.

Andrew Green, on behalf of the Green family said: “We appreciate the work that the Salvation Army does in our community. We are pleased to make this contribution to assist with their many important programmes over the holiday season and into the New Year.”

Salvation Army spokesman Calvin Ming, the Director of Public Relations said: “The Salvation Army appreciates the contributions of the Green Family. We have been blessed by their support for some time, and with 1,200 families and as many as 1,800 individuals in need this holiday season, donations such as this are particularly welcome. Our work also continues throughout the year, and we look forward to continuing to serve the Bermuda public in the New Year, in the name of God and our generous donors, such as the Green Family.

“The Salvation Army wishes the Green Family and all of Bermuda a Merry Christmas.”

The Salvation Army offers services and programmes across the Island, with the goal of restoring dignity and hope in community members who experience times of need.”

As a volunteer for the past eight years, stacking food that goes in the Christmas hampers ahead of the packers – thank you, particularly for the overwhelming response to a personal appeal for more toys and gifts of clothing for the children of Bermuda registered by heads of households in need of assistance this year!

Bermuda Real published a story earlier this week showing empty tables where there’s normally tons of toys and clothing for gifts for the Salvation Army’s Santa’s Anonymous Programme. This year, unlike previous years was the worst this reporter has ever seen in all the years of stacking goods for Bermuda’s families in need that register for assistance at Christmas.

The following day, there was a personal appeal made by yours truly on the Sherri Simmons Show, that was also picked up by Power 95 morning host Miss Thang, spreading the word, and to our relief, on Tuesday, we arrived to find an overwhelming response to the appeal for more gifts for children.

At last check this morning, when all was said and done, and the army’s Family Services crew were breaking down for the Christmas holiday until next year, there were still people coming in with donations for the children. And for that we say once again, on behalf of Bermuda Real – THANK YOU! And your kindness at this time of year, which is difficult for some more than others is much appreciated!

Merry Christmas and all the best to you and yours in the New Year!

To the Head of Family Services, Lynn Gordon – get some rest sis! And God Bless You & Yours – Much Respect!