Salvation Army sets new target in charity golf event

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The National, Thursday October 10th, 2013


WITH more than 50 years experience around Papua New Guinea, the Salvation Army continues to give back to the community.

In its 30th year of hosting the Red Shield Appeal, the Salvation Army will be staging its charity event on November 15 at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club.

Launching the annual event yesterday at the club were members of the Salvation Army and sponsor Steamships Trading Company ,Ltd general manager corporate affairs, David Toua.

Salvation Army territorial commander Col­onel Neil Webb said the organisation was once again grateful for the support of the company.

The Salvation Army is known for its community engagement and involvement through church work, community development, water projects and sustainability, health and hygiene, HIV awareness, education, welfare, disaster response and relief and law and justice.

Toua said the drive placed greater emphasis on community involvement.

 “We are pleased to assist in this event to help raise funds for a good cause,” Toua said.

Over the past three years, the Salvation Army has raised over K125,000 and this year the organisation wants to better that.

Webb said all money raised would go towards paying for the work they carried out.

Red Shield Appeal event coordinator Megan Taureka confirmed so far 36 teams had confirmed participation and interested teams should email her on [email protected] to register.