Lily to Attend Salvation Army’s 30th Annual Luncheon

Lily Transportation proud to be recognized by  the Massachusetts Division of Salvation Army

BOSTON (Dec. 5) – The Salvation Army of Massachusetts will hold its 30th annual luncheon this Thursday, Dec. 8th at the Park Plaza Hotel to benefit the transformative programs run throughout the greater Boston area including services for children, homeless individuals and families in need.

The Luncheon allows The Salvation Army to show gratitude to donors like Lily Transportation, while highlighting the life-changing programs the “Army Behind the Army” supports. From children’s programs such as the Children’s Learning Center in Dorchester and Our Place daycare for homeless children in Cambridge to our 10 Boston area Community Corps and Emergency Disaster Services, The Salvation Army services every community in the region.

“The numbers of lives touched just in the greater Boston area, known as our Mass Bay service region is truly staggering,” said Major David E. Kelly, Divisional Commander. “This past year, we served more than 370,000 meals to the hungry, provided nearly 23,000 nights of shelter and distributed over 42,000 toys to children. All of these services and activities
are made possible thanks to thousands of volunteers and donors.”

Robert E. Gallery, President of Bank of America Massachusetts, will be honored with this year’s “Others Award,” given to an individual or organization exemplifying an extraordinary spirit of service to “Others.” Past recipients include Jack Connors, John Hamill, Marian Heard, Tom Flatley and most recently George Russell, dozens of other philanthropists and
business and community leaders. (A complete list is available.)

“We are grateful to Robert Gallery and Bank of America for their support of The Salvation Army’s efforts across the Bay State, including contributions to the Ray and Joan Kroc Corp Community Center capital campaign.  We are very fortunate to have such partners in our mission,” Major Kelly said.  Gallery, recently selected chairman of the Boston Chamber of Commerce and a member of numerous charitable boards, leads Bank of America’s civic and philanthropic efforts in the Commonwealth.

Heather Unruh, WCVB-TV co-anchor, will serve as host for the fifth year in a row as part of the station’s on-going commitment to improve the quality of life in our communities. Channel 5 and its journalists are key elements of numerous Salvation Army programs such as the Good Neighbor Energy Fund.

If you would like to purchase sponsorships or tickets to the Salvation Army 30th Annual Luncheon on December 8th at noon at the Park Plaza Hotel please contact Brook Holladay at 339-502-5850 or brook.holladay@use.salvationarmy.org.

About The Salvation Army:

Th Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. The Massachusetts Division operates 44 centers cross the state, providing the broadest array of social services that range rom serving food to the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for he disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy-ma.org.

About Lily Transportation Corp:

Lily Transortation Corp., a leading provider of Dedicated Logistics Systems, has been providing transportation solutions to businesses throughout the United States and Canada since 1958.  Lily is a Top 100 Motor Freight Carrier, Top 25 Dedicated Contract Carrier, Top 100 Food Logistics partner and a SmartWay Transport partner.  For more information visit Lily at www.lily.com.

 

 

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