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Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in News |

Sally’s Café Names November 18-22 as Honorary “City of Fort Myers” Week

Sally’s Café Names November 18-22 as Honorary “City of Fort Myers” Week

Re-elected Mayor Henderson to Help Feed The Citizens of Fort Myers

The Salvation Army (TSA) of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties is proud to announce Sally’s Café & Marketplace located at 2476 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers will honor the City of Fort Myers from Monday, November 18th through Friday, November 22nd. On Tuesday, November 19th, Fort Myers’ re-elected Mayor Randy Henderson and his wife Ginny will be serving dinner for the Meals with Compassion program at Sally’s Café.

Meals with Compassion is the free evening meal served to anyone in need, 365 nights a year.  In this troubling economy more and more people are being forced to decide whether to stay in their homes or feed themselves and their families. As a result, hundreds of Southwest Florida residents are finding they need help for the first time. Sally’s Café and Marketplace is designed to make it easier for those and other individuals to find that help. It was designed with the idea of providing to those in need a place to come and enjoy a meal in a comfortable dignified manner, and to be able to acquire the food they need for their families without needless waste.

Mayor Randy Henderson is a Life Member of The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties Advisory Board and has served as a member for 23 years.  “We are honored to have the Mayor re-elected to office, and TSA is grateful for his continued support of human service agencies like ours who serve the most vulnerable in the community,” states Major Thomas Louden, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties.

Emergency clothing and a shower are available on-site to any guests who are in need.  As the temperature drops, TSA also distribute blankets, coats and gloves. Volunteers are needed to serve the meal as often as possible. If interested or for more information, please call 278-1551.

“We serve dinner to an average of 80-120 people each night, ranging from homeless individuals to working parents with children and senior citizens,” adds Louden. “We invite people to come and volunteer, not only prepare the meal, but also to serve and see the smiles from the men, women and children who dine with us.”

The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties is in need of individuals and groups who are willing to help serve the meal and/or prepare the meal to be served to the dinner guests. This is an incredible hands-on opportunity to truly serve all neighbors in need. Church groups, civic organizations or businesses can support the program on a regular basis, adopting a day per month or quarter to help TSA help others throughout the year.

About The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Over ninety cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyleecounty.org.  The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades is proud to be a United Way partner agency.   To learn more, contact The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades at (239) 278-1551 or visit their website at: www.salvationarmyleecounty.org.  The Salvation Army, we transform lives everyday.