As the time of sharing and giving commences, the Salvation Army in collaboration with the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and Food for the Poor Guyana distributed some 1200 hampers to senior citizens.
The activity was executed earlier today (Monday) when the Salvation Army hosted its 122nd annual Christmas distribution exercise at its divisional headquarters, Alexander Street, Georgetown.
The facility was packed to capacity leaving the organizers with no other alternative but to bring in extra seating.
The main supporters of the 1200 hampers included the Food for the Poor Guyana and the PSC.
Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Eddie Boyer, told the gathering that the organization’s charitable work will extend beyond the holiday season.
The Salvation Army’s Divisional Commander also spoke and explained that the distribution drive will continue in 2018 and beyond and as such they will be soliciting the assistance of corporate Guyana.
For over 100 years, the Salvation Army has been raising funds using bell ringers outside various business places urging the public to donate. The monies collected are used in several areas especially counseling sessions for drug addicts and others.
The gathering was entertained by renditions of Christmas Carols.