Over the years, the Salvation Army through the Red Shield Appeal has maintained its original motto of “Heart of God and Hand to Man.”
This year the annual Red Shield Corporate Lunch raised K100,000, through the sale of corporate, pledge and donations.
Chairman of the Salvation Army Territorial Advisory Board, Rupert Bray (also the Managing Director of Steamships Trading Company), acknowledged corporate business houses who supported the annual corporate lunch held at the Lucky Lucky Restaurant within the Crowne Plaza Apartments in Port Moresby.
“We talk of service, it may be a big ask to others, it’s selflessly delivered, and there’s no expectation or reward to others.”
Meanwhile, the Westpac Bank CEO Brett Hooker donated a cheque of K25,000, and acknowledged the good work of the Salvation Army in the country.
“I am humbled, we may be businessman, we may command organizations with big resources.”
“We do not do anything by comparison to many volunteers and officers of The Salvation Army.”
All proceeds from this event go towards the Salvation Army social services programs in the areas of; Literacy, Feeding, HIV & Aids Support Services, Restorative Justice for Victims of Family and Sexual Violence; Juvenile Justice and Houses of Hope at Ela Beach, Kainantu, and JJC Lae.