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The Salvation Army Turns 85 On August 9th!
by Eloise Montemayor, Grants Administrator/Public Relations
published August 2016

In celebration of our anniversary, we invite the public to join us on August 4th from 12-1 PM at our 85th Anniversary Behind the Red Shield Luncheon. This luncheon will showcase The Salvation Army's programs and services and will also give guests an opportunity to tour the facility and hear a former client share his/her success story. RSVP required. Please call 956.682.1468.

We also invite the public to support Just Between Friends of McAllen. Just Between Friends is a seasonal sales event where communities come together to buy and sell the best in gently-used children's and maternity items at HUGE SAVINGS. These events are held twice a year.

We thank Just Between Friends for donating $550 worth of clothing and other items last year to needy families from our shelter. After every event, unsold items donated by vendors go to The Salvation Army Thrift Store. The next Just Between Friends event will be August 5th and 6th at the Nomad Shrine (1044 W Nolana Loop) in Pharr, TX.

Visit jbfsale.com or call event coordinators, Raul and Claudia Garcia at 956.534.0351 for more info.

Finally, The Salvation Army and Ashley Pediatrics invite the public to attend a fun Back to School Health Fair held on Saturday, August 6 from 9AM-12PM at The Salvation Army Banquet Hall (1600 N. 23rd St. McAllen, TX 78501).

Vendors at this fair will offer various health screenings at no cost to guests. Health screenings include blood glucose tests, vision screenings and more.

All guests will also have the chance to win door prizes. These door prizes include backpacks and school supplies for children. Don't miss out! For more information on this Back to School Fair, please contact Eloise Montemayor at 956.682.1468 or email her at eloise. montemayor@uss.salvationarmy.org.

To give a monetary donation, you may send a check payable to The Salvation Army to the following address:

PO Box 4766, McAllen, TX 78502.

You may also visit with us in person at 1600 N. 23rd St. McAllen, TX 78501 to discuss with us how you would like to get involved.

Thank you for your support!