State doubles funds for Salvation Army

Visitors flocking to a handicraft stall during an open day held by Salvation Army Penang before the pandemic.

THe Penang government has doubled its annual contribution to Salvation Army Penang from RM10,000 to RM20,000.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the amount was part of the state’s contribution to the organisation’s fundraising campaign.

“The pandemic has impacted many non-governmental organisations such as the Salvation Army which used to attract large crowds of patrons to their open day.

“Such events could not be held during the pandemic.

“Our contribution is aimed at easing their financial burden,” said Chow during a virtual launch of the organisation’s ‘You Care, We Care’ campaign.

Chow commended the good work of the organisation in helping to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged boys.

“The Salvation Army has provided plenty of opportunities for these boys through proper education, care and protection.

“It has helped raise boys who have gone on to be successful.”

The virtual event was attended by Salvation Army Regional Headquarters (Malaysia) officer, Major Francis Ng as well as Penang team leaders Major Spener Tetenaung and Rai Tetenaung.

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