The Salvation Army Juneau Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary
Serving the Community of Juneau for 100 years!
The Salvation Army Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary, Serving the Community of Juneau
Juneau, AK – On Saturday, May 14th, The Salvation Army of Juneau will celebrate 100 years serving in the local community with festivities commencing at Douglas Island Pioneer Pavilion in Savikko Park from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Juneau Corps Officers, Majors Shane and Gina Halverson will host the weekend’s programs with Mayor Beth Weldon and Representative Sara Hannan in attendance along with Commissioner Jolene Hodder, National Program Secretary of The Salvation Army. Performances will be given by Mini Fiddlers, Alaska Youth Choir, Atiatihan Dancers, Spirit Lodge Drummers and the Salvation Army Brass Ensemble. The Juneau String Ensemble will also be a part of the festivities and will perform at the 100th Anniversary Dinner (invitation only) on Friday evening.
Major Gina Halverson said,” It’s very uplifting to see how the community of Juneau really comes together to support one another and work together. One hundred years is certainly a very long time! The Salvation Army is fortunate to have built an enduring relationship with the community, and we are so thankful to be part of this celebration.”
Lt. Colonels Doug and Sheryl Tollerud, whom will also be in attendance for the two-day celebration, serve as the Divisional Commander and Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries and Secretary for Program for The Salvation Army throughout the state of Alaska. “We are excited to be part of this momentous occasion and in recognizing the great work and partnership that has been ongoing between the local Salvation Army Corps and the residents of Juneau. It’s the century-long commitment of those donors and volunteers who have helped us in our mission to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our state without discrimination,” said Lt. Colonel Doug Tollerud.
To help The Salvation Army continue to provide social service programs in Alaska year-round, donate online at alaska.salvationarmy.org.
The Salvation Army, an evangelic part of the universal Christian church, supports those in need in His name without discrimination, offering spiritual encouragement and basic services to meet the needs of Alaskans in 19 communities. The Salvation Army has been caring for mind, body, spirit and soul of individuals, children, and families in Alaska since 1898. In FY2021, The Salvation Army served 350,601 meals, distributed 26,578 toys and gifts to kids in need, helping nearly 84,000 Alaskans statewide. For more information, please visit alaska.salvationarmy.org.