Salvation Army calls for summer program donations


First Posted: 4/17/2013

The Salvation Army in West Pittston needs support for its summer camping programs. Last summer the Salvation Army averaged 30 children a day at its Summer Day program, providing them with art/crafts, recreation and day trips such as Frances Slocum Park, Sno Mountain and Knobel’s Amusement Resort.

The Army also has a summer camping program which sends 30 children to Camp Ladore in the Poconos.

This is a 5-day, 4-night camp with a counselor. It costs $350 to send one child to Camp Ladore.

It costs $300 for the five-week summer day program which also includes breakfast, lunch and a snack each day.

The parent is charged a nominal fee and the Salvation Army, through donations, covers the rest.

To help support these summer programs or for more information, call Major Sheryl Hershey, Corps Officer/Pastor at 655-5947.

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