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||Posted: Nov. 10, 2003 2:35 am/pm
The Salvation Army and Disney Team Up for the Holidays
DisneyHand, Worldwide Outreach for The Walt Disney Company, To Help Supply Thanksgiving Dinner, Adopt Low-Income Families and Provide Food and Toy Boxes for Men, Women and Children in Need
LOS ANGELES, Nov 10, 2003 -- The Salvation Army and DisneyHand, worldwide outreach for The Walt Disney Company, announced today that they will work together this holiday season, during which DisneyHand will assist more than 3,500 homeless and low-income men, women and children in Southern California who will turn to The Salvation Army for assistance during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
"We are truly blessed to have the help of DisneyHand this holiday season," said Lt. Colonel Alfred Van Cleef, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army Southern California Division. "Their generous financial and volunteer support of The Salvation Army will enable us to assist thousands of families in need."
DisneyHand will serve as the title sponsor of The Salvation Army Southern California Division's Thanksgiving Eve Dinner, providing meals for 2,400 homeless and low-income men, women and children, an entertainment show for all in attendance, toys for every boy and girl and 250 volunteer servers. During Christmas, employees of Disney will adopt deserving families, providing them a very Merry Christmas with gifts of toys for the children and gifts for the adults.
DisneyHand, worldwide outreach for The Walt Disney Company, is dedicated to making the dreams of families and children a reality through public service initiatives, community outreach and volunteerism in areas of learning, compassion, the arts and the environment. For more information on Disney's corporate public service efforts, please visit our Web site at www.disneyhand.com.
About The Salvation Army
Founded by William Booth in 1865, The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. The Salvation Army provides services to 42 million people annually and is present in 109 countries. Services provided include disaster relief, food and shelter for the hungry and homeless, substance abuse rehabilitation, child and adult day care, summer camps, educational and athletic programs for at-risk youth, job training and referrals.
Every year, during the holiday season, more and more people look to The Salvation Army for assistance. This year is no exception. In Southern California, The Salvation Army expects to serve more than 350,000 people. Many of them will be families in crisis, homeless women and children, older adults, the transient and the unemployed. For more information, please visit www.salvationarmysocal.org.
Source: The Salvation Army
RichKoster, Disney Echo modEARator