Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) January 6, 2005
Winston Churchill is quoted as saying, "Where there's a need, there's The Salvation Army." The Salvation Army has had an on-going presence in India and Indonesia for well over 100 years. Obviously, their works of providing humanitarian support is needed as much now as it has ever been. May 2004 saw the celebration of the 110th anniversary of the work of The Salvation Army in Indonesia.
Officers and cadets 673
Corps and outposts 324
Primary Schools 68
Secondary Schools 13
High Schools 5
Technical High School 1
Academies for Nurses 2
Social Institutions 21
They have similar statistics all around the world as well many areas worst hit by this disaster. Please review their website for more details. ÂThis will be its biggest-ever programme of relief and reconstruction in its 135-year history as an international movement.Â states The Salvation Army (http://www1.salvationarmy.org) on their website.
We at IspFlash.net think The Salvation Army is in a position to really help with the established schools and clinics. We are also worried The Salvation Army could become over whelmed because of the size of this disaster and number of orphaned children needing help. We do know however, that ÂForbesÂ said ÂMeager salaries for officers and large numbers of volunteers help keep efficiencies very high and overhead low.Â The Salvation Army is one of Forbes top 10 charities for 2003.
We at IspFlash.net just feel The Salvation Army was there before the Disaster and they will be there long after too. The Salvation Army also has an excellent record of accomplishment for disaster relief as well as on-going community support. Typically, money collected in a community is used in the same community. Todd Hancock of ISPFlash.net says Â I have had the opportunity to visit the international headquarters in Dallas Texas as well as the Community Center in Dallas when I worked for a vendor providing services to them. It really touched me to see the quality of service they provided to the homeless and needy in our community. I can only image how much their works mean in poor countries.Â
IspFlash.net is a small dial up Internet and hosting company. The amount of money we are talking about is not that large but it will be every cent of profit we generate from existing as well as new customers during January 2005. After our vendors are paid, we will take the rest and send it to the Salvation Army for the relief efforts. We hoping to bring attention Tsunami relief efforts but at the same time remind people that continued support of The Salvation Army in their community is a great way to help at home too. Often when large international efforts like these happen, donations drop for the local efforts. We are putting a virtual kettle on our home page and we encourage you to donate what ever you can to this organization because you can be assure more of your money will be used to actually help those in need. Ispflash.net does not receive any portion of donations and it is actually just a link to The Salvation Army website.Â
When asked if this would become a regular practice of IspFlash.net Company Founder Robert Clever said, ÂWe typically donÂt discuss private contributions but this situation is so enormous we felt we had to do something. We are a small company and probably spend a higher percentage of our receipts in technical support and product growth than most companies while trying to be competitive. Our advertisement budget is practically non-existent. However, if response is very great we would try and set some fixed percentage amounts to go to domestic community support programs through the Salvation Army.Â
We encourage everyone to donate to the charity of their choice and to be sure and support their community as well as huge headline international disasters such as the recent Tsunami. The Salvation Army is our choice. If you visit their website you see just how remarkable this organization is. If you do subscribe to our Internet services, you will receive a very high quality product and support and at the same time be doing business with a small company that does have a sense of community.
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Todd Hancock 972-262-2256
Robert Clever 520-616-9111
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