FULTON, NY – The city of Fulton is recognizing this week as Salvation Army Week. To observe the week, the city entered a mayoral proclamation into the official minutes of the Fulton Common Council meeting May 6.
Whereas, The Salvation Army has been providing hope to hurting men, women, children and senior citizens across America since 1879; And
Whereas, The Salvation Army is an international movement that is motivated by faith to address human suffering and to assist those in need; And
Whereas, The Salvation Army is celebrating the 55th annual National Salvation Army Week, which was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 as a time to honor the organization’s work done on behalf of the poor; And
Whereas, The Salvation Army has been federally recognized by President Carter in 1980 for the organization’s 100 years of service in the United States and again in 2001 by President George W. Bush; And
Whereas, The Salvation Army is non-profit agency that encourages volunteerism and donations to charity; And
Whereas, The Salvation Army serves more than 28 million Americans in need each year, with 83 cents of every dollar raised to support services in 5,000 communities nationwide; And
Whereas, The Salvation Army has been a service agency in the City of Fulton since December 1884 providing help without discrimination to people in crises by providing meals, food pantry, shelter, clothing, transportation, financial and other necessary assistance;
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald L. Woodward Sr., Mayor of the City of Fulton, do hereby resolve that the week of May 12, 2008 until May 18, 2008 as Salvation Army Week.