Salvation Army Welcomed "Smoking For Jesus" To Day Camp Graduation

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Salvation Army welcomed a ministry group, “Smoking for Jesus,” as they held a celebration for the 34 graduates of the East Lake Corps and Community Center summer day camp today. The graduation ceremony took place at 10:30 a.m., followed by a cookout at noon. 

The graduation marks the end of the 2014 summer day camp, a month long camp for children who come from high-risk neighborhoods. The camp provides a safe place for the children to spend their idle time during the summer. 

“The Salvation Army of East Lake opens its doors every day after school during the school year, and the summer is no different,” said Capt. Robert Viera. “We provide a safe place for children to have fun, learn about Jesus and just be a kid – something that is often stripped away from kids who live in our inner-cities.” 

To congratulate the campers, “Smoking for Jesus,” a men’s ministry that serves food in low-income areas, provided a barbeque lunch for the graduates and their families.  

 For more information on The Salvation Army, please contact Kimberly George at 503-1801 or by email at  Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org. 


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