Salvation Army Guam Corps receives donation of new generator and forklift
Written By: David Sayre
Barrigada, Guam [July 12, 2023] –The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Humanitarian Division has donated a new 35-Kilowatt generator and a forklift to The Salvation Army Guams Corps. The generator replaces an old generator that failed following Typhoon Mawar. The forklift will support their ongoing food pantry and immediate recovery efforts across Guam in response to the increased needs of the community affected by Typhoon Mawar. The generator was delivered to The Salvation Army’s administrative building on Friday, July 7, and the forklift is on order and expected soon.
“With many in Guam worried about where their next meal will come from, we are extremely grateful for the generous support of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Humanitarian Division with the donation of a new generator and forklift to support our ongoing operations,” said Captain Hector Acosta, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army Guam Corps. The new generator replaces our broken generator and will help us power our administrative building. And the new forklift will be used to support the continual work of the food pantry and will be used immediately to support the recovery efforts for Guam, and the Mayors offices, as we help to house and distribute food, water and donated goods for the community.”
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is pleased to help The Salvation Army continue their support across our island communities,” said Bill Davis, Welfare & Self Reliance Manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Victor Leonardi, Divisional Director of Emergency Services & Safety for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division, said, “During emergencies, the best way the public can help is to provide monetary donations which allows the delivery of the exact relief supplies a community needs. Plus, The Salvation Army uses 100% of all donations designated ‘disaster relief’ in support of disaster operations.”
Donations may be made online at Guam.SalvationArmy.org.
About The Salvation Army Disaster Services
The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to serve those impacted by disasters, however long it takes, because they are there before, during, and after impact. Beyond serving immediate physical needs, they also meet the emotional and spiritual needs that are unique to catastrophic events. The Salvation Army:
• Delivers disaster relief to an average of 382,000 people annually.
• Serves every ZIP code in the United States and touches almost 25 million lives a year.
• Has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900.
• Remains in communities until needs are met and beyond.
About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division
The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked #2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; church/religious services and programs; emergency disaster services; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; older adults; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; women’s auxiliary; and women’s ministries. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.