Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Local Salvation Army Major Worked With Mandela
Major Lurlene-Kay M. Johnson is counting on the legendary generosity of Greater Clevelanders to help the Salvation Army reach its goal of almost $700,000 at the red kettles throughout the area. It's going to take some doing: slightly more than two weeks before Christmas, only $144,000 had been collected.
Major Johnson says the Salvation Army's Harbor Lights shelter is one of the only facilities that houses whole families, and explains how labor intensive it is to operate.
She also recalls the time she spent working at an orphanage in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela would visit, to not only promote the good work of the Salvation Army, but also to provide HIV education.