Community development, not charity, touted by Salvation Army commissioner

by Salvation Army
Categories: Newswire

Eradicating poverty, be it on the streets of Victoria or in Third World countries, is not about bricks and mortar or dollars. Rather, it’s about creating a community in which people have reasons to value their lives, says Salvation Army Commissioner Christine MacMillan.

MacMillan, the organization’s international director for social justice in New York City, is in Victoria this week to speak about such international challenges as poverty and human trafficking. She will meet with MLAs tomorrow before a speech to politicians and business leaders at the Salvation Army’s annual luncheon at the Fairmont Empress. Read full story…

Source: Times Colonist