BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – FOR the fourth time in as many years, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) has received the Salvation Army’s Annual Welfare Appeal Award.
The Award, according to a release from the Force’s Public Relations Office, was for helping the Salvation Army bring cheer and supplies to those in need during the festive season.
It was presented to Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy by Major Roxroy Campbell, Pastors of the Salvation Army Church.
Major Campbell disclosed that the Award was given to the RSCNPF for making a significant contribution to the Army’s Welfare Appeal for four consecutive years.
As was done in previous years, monies were collected from members of the Police Force and its civilian staff.
At a brief ceremony at his office on Tuesday (Dec. 240, Commissioner Brandy handed over a donation of approximately $1,600 to Major Campbell, which was the largest contribution of all four years.
An additional $500 was presented to Major Campbell by Captain Walter Bass on behalf of the Police Cooperative Credit Union.
“This is the fourth year that the police, now under the baton of Commissioner Hilroy Brandy, has partnered with the Salvation Army to reach out to persons who are unfortunate or victims of emergencies and disasters…May we continue to work with one another and support those who are weak,” Major Campbell said when he presented the plaque to the Commissioner.
Pastor Campbell noted that the organisation has so far given out over 200 food hampers throughout the Federation with more to go before the end of the season.
He said that they had visited the Cardin Home, the Grange Nursing Home and the JNF Hospital, and noted that they also intend to revisit the hospital and Her Majesty’s Prison before the year ends.
“I want to thank God and thank the Police Officers…it is not easy to deal with crime and violence, but with God’s grace and strength He carries us through each day.”
Commissioner Brandy thanked the Pastor for the Award and, in turn, commended the organisation for its outstanding years of service to the Federation.
He also pledged that the RSCNPF would continue to help the Salvation Army in any way it could going forward.