KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Aug 2018:
The Salvation Army will be celebrating its 80th year of service to marginalised communities in Malaysia. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the non-profit organisation will be hosting a charity dinner themed ‘Amazing Grace’ on Saturday, Aug 18 at Le Quadri Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
The charity dinner aims to raise funds for its social service centres and programmes that consists of six residential homes for children, a home for the elderly, a special needs centre and nine community service centres nationwide. These centres benefit over 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds across Malaysia.
Recently, The Salvation Army piloted a new community empowerment programme to assist some of their clients set up small businesses. The goal of this initiative is to help struggling families facing financial difficulties and unemployment find alternative sources of income. Mentorship is provided as part of the programme to help ensure clients succeed.
The Salvation Army Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar territorial commander colonel Rodney Walters said: “The number of Malaysians needing assistance has been increasing due to the rising cost of living in the country.
“Many have lost their jobs while others simply do not have enough to put food on the table. I am thankful that The Salvation Army has been meeting needs in Malaysia for 80 years and we will continue to improve our social service programmes to bridge the gaps in our community.”
With the support of Talam Transform Bhd, The Salvation Army’s 80th anniversary charity dinner hopes to raise RM500,000 that will go towards its Social Fund to continue funding its social service programmes throughout Malaysia.
The event line-up will include performances by the children under the care of The Salvation Army, testimonies by past beneficiaries and a performance by Talam Transform.
The public is invited to contribute towards the event by either purchasing a table or seats or donating online. Tables are priced at RM10,000, RM5,000 and RM2,000 while individual seats are priced at RM1,000, RM500 and RM200.
For more information on how the public can contribute, visit www.salvationarmy.org/malaysia/events or get in touch with The Salvation Army at 03 8061 4929. Financial contributions to The Salvation Army are eligible for tax exempt receipts.
Founded in Malaysia in 1938, The Salvation Army in Malaysia is a non-profit organisation that provides care for the vulnerable and needy. The Salvation Army is incorporated under The Salvation Army (Incorporation) Act 1959 [Act 690].
Our work includes providing residential care for children and the elderly, educational programmes through our kindergartens and day care centres, special programmes for young people with special needs and various social programmes through our community service centres. Our efforts also include emergency relief services in times of crisis.
For more information, visit www.salvationarmy.org/malaysia