Regina’s Salvation Army is 4-thousand dollars richer now, thanks to an event last weekend in the Queen City called the Show and Shine.
On Thursday, the Regina Police Service along with the RPS Veterans Association presented the cheque to the Salvation Army on the steps of the Regina Police headquarters.
Major Bruce McKenzie with the Salvation Army says they’re overwhelmed by the donation.
“When the organizers gave us the cheque, they didn’t say we want you to spend it on ‘this’. They said we want you to make a difference in our community.” said McKenzie. “And so to keep faith with them, we want to honour that and we want to think very clearly and intentionally about how we can use this money to have the greatest impact on the community.”
McKenzie says this money could not have come at a better time.
“This time of the year is a time when the donations tend to come in slower,” said McKenzie. “The needs of the programs, the needs to fund the programs don’t slow down. Even though we go into a bit of a lull, when it comes to donations, over the summer time.”
Major McKenzie says there are virtually dozens of areas where the money can be used — from tables and chairs, to sending kids to camp to investing in future programs.