Mayor Dan Pope honors Salvation Army week

Mayor Dan Pope honors Salvation Army week

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

It's Salvation Army Week  with a proclamation from Mayor Dan Pope in memory of former Mayor Tom Martin. He was a strong advocate for the Salvation Army. and Mayor Pope even said Martin would call and remind him to put events on the city calendar for it.

Mayor Pope's proclamation honors volunteers who "do the most good" in our area. Serving at-risk and underserved people throughout the South Plains. Alliance Credit Union donated more than $3,600 to the cause.

Nathanial Doria with the Salvation Army said this year-round fundraising is not easy but consistent.

"That's why we're so blessed in Lubbock, we have been here since 1922 -- not me, but those who were before me -- and not one day has closed the Salvation Army. It has been supported by Lubbock and we appreciate that," he said.

President Eisenhower dedicated the first "Salvation Army Week" to celebrate its work.

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