Summer support for Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, 18 Folsom Road, is taking on some summer events to help support the organization's mission to help those in need. Throughout the month of July, the Army is hoping to raise $5,000 through its mobile Kettle Campaign. Those hoping to support the mission can text "Derry" to 41444 and follow instructions. Bell ringers may also be out in force this month to help spark donations.
Also, the Salvation Army announces that due to COVID-19, the annual Chili/Chowder Cook-off events is canceled this year, but there will be three benefit car washes planned to support the organization. Car washes are scheduled for July 25, Aug. 22, and Sept. 26 at the Royal T Car Wash on Folsom Road, right next to the Salvation Army facility.
The Salvation Army also continues its summer backpack program, providing backpacks and school supplies to children in kindergarten through grade 12. The program is open to residents in Derry, Londonderry and Windham. To sign up for for information, call 603-434-7790.