Future of the Salvation Army in Eastbourne

From: Major Mark HerbertDivisional Commander, South East Division of the Salvation Army

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 12:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 12:42 pm

The Salvation Army has served the people of Eastbourne for 131 years and we are here to stay.

Therefore, for three reasons, your article in today’s Eastbourne Herald regarding the future of the Salvation Army’s work in the community is timely.

Firstly, I have just received information from our centre in Langney Road highlighting the nature of our work in the first quarter of 2021.

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For example, we served a total of 1,109 hot meals, 604 people enjoyed a healthy breakfast and we were able to arrange for 27 people to see a dentist!

Our community service is far from closing.

Secondly, I want to make your readers aware that the Salvation Army in Eastbourne is about to undergo a full review of all our community support.

As we anticipate a post lockdown world, we want to identify what the new needs of the community in Eastbourne are and how might the Salvation Army best work to support the community we love.

Thirdly, I want to say that as a church The Salvation Army is praying for our Eastbourne community.

Your readers need not fear. The Salvation Army in Eastbourne is here to stay and looking for the best ways of serving in a changing world.