On Tuesday, May 4th 2021, The Salvation Army of Durham was blessed to have Mayor Steven Schewel visit the facility for a site tour and proclamation presentation.
The tour highlighted the history of the building as well as the programs they offer. They mayor stopped by each employee’s office to introduce himself, learn about their work and personally thank them for their service to the community.
Although Mayor Schewel had visited The Salvation Army in the past, he was impressed with all the organization has done and is currently doing amongst the pandemic, especially for the students at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.
Following the site tour, Mayor Schewel presented The Proclamation to Staff and Board Members. He even shared why The Salvation Army means so much to him: because his in-laws met in The Army church band.
One of our Board Members even recalled Mayor Schewel’s aunt and uncle sending him gifts through The Angel Tree Program as a child over 50 years ago.
Wherever you are, The Salvation Army is a family and The Proclamation read aloud and signed by Mayor Schewel showed support to the Durham Corp and reminded them how important the work they do daily is for the community they serve and the world.