BY MELANIE BUCK –
National Salvation Army Week is being celebrated in Polk County this week, in conjunction with hundreds of other outlets across the country. Mena Mayor George McKee signed a proclamation declaring the week of May 15, 2017 as Salvation Army Week.
The local unit, currently led by director Roxanne Aleshire, has been serving the citizens of Polk County for over 25 years. In the proclamation, it states that over those years, they have served as “Christ’s hands and feet to the lonely and hurting wherever there is hunger, disease, addiction, destitution, and spiritual need.”
It goes on to say, “Salvation Army officers, soldiers, workers, and volunteers have an unshakeable faith in God and serve sacrificially, motivated by the love of God and a mission to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ while meeting human needs in His name without discrimination.”
Mayor McKee is pictured (center) with members of Mena’s Salvation Army staff and volunteers on Thursday, May 11, 2017, as he signed the official proclamation.