TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Canadians from across Canada will assemble at
Toronto's Pearson International Airport early Friday, April 1, 2011 to
head to Holguin, Cuba not for a sunny vacation but to work for the next
two weeks on special building projects for The Salvation Army.
The 26 team members will spend the next two weeks working on five
construction projects and participate in various opportunities in Banes
and Holguin, Cuba. Teams will help with construction, renovations,
teaching and training seminars.
The group will meet a 40 foot container being shipped to the area with
$40,000 worth of construction materials. We thank the Home Depot,
Sherritt International and private donors for their partnership in
making this mission trip possible with their generous contributions.
"The Salvation Army believes in building stronger communities not only
here in Canada but around the world. We are grateful to our community
partners who believe in the work we do each day and who continue to see
the difference we are making." Said Captain John Murray, spokesperson
for The Salvation Army. "Together we are giving hope and dignity."
This is the third mission of its kind by The Salvation Army in Canada to
Cuba. The first occurred in 2009 in Havana and the second in 2010 in
Baragua and Havana, Cuba. The Salvation Army has a strong presence in
Cuba, operating 14 churches, 14 community service programs, a senior's
residence and an addiction rehabilitation program.