Barbados branch of Salvation Army Receives a Yuletide Gift from Offshore Tax Association

THE LOCAL ARM of the Salvation Army, situated at Reed Street in The City, is responsible for feeding scores of people every day and they ensure 1,000 families are given much needed hampers at Christmas was surprised recently when The Longview Charitable Foundation gifted them with $10,000.

Major Dewhurst Jonas (left) explaining to President of Longview Associates Limited, Sherene Blackett the system used for keeping track of the inventory in the stock room.

President of Longview Associates Limited, Sherene Blackett, said that while the Company’s Charity generally focuses on children, they had become aware of the need of the Salvation Army and were impressed by the fact that over 90% of funds donated to the organisation go directly to the cause.

Blackett presented the cheque to Major Dewhurst Jonas and toured the organisation’s Reed Street complex, which houses a soup kitchen, warehousing for donated items, a 20-bed hostel for men aged 36 and over and a small teaching area where clients can learn IT and craft skills or improve their literacy and understanding of good hygiene practices.

President of Longview Associates, Sherene Blackett (right) presenting the cheque to Major Dewhurst Jonas of the Salvation Army.

After the tour, the Longview President indicated that she was impressed with the operation, saying, “It is incredible that there is so much going on behind these walls. They are doing great work here.” She joined with Major Jonas in expressing hope that Barbadians do support the work of the Salvation Army during this season of giving.

{Longview Associates Limited, a Management, Accounting and Tax firm was established in 1998, mainly servicing International clientele. In 2009 it established the The Longview Charitable Foundation, a Trust set up specifically to assist children in need. The Trust, which is funded by Longview Associates Limited, also welcomes donations from Corporate Barbados and the public at large, facilitating the giving process for those who want to give back to their community.}

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