Utah Salvation Army outpost forms advisory board

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The Salvation Army in St. George, Utah, established a new advisory board with the installation of 10 members—civic, philanthropic and business leaders—who will assist the organization in matters ranging from strategic planning to public outreach.

Selected for their community involvement and engagement with The Salvation Army, the board members will offer advice and counsel on how the organization can best serve and make the local community a better place to live and work.  

New advisory board members include Gregg Freeman, Nadene Barish, Charlotte Shelley, Ryan Roylance, Dick Higgins, Kim Fry, Donald Bush, Scott Slater, Mike Kerber and Gordon McCracken.

“We are honored that each of these civic and community leaders have accepted the mantle of voluntary leadership with The Salvation Army,” said Lt. Saul Smoak, In-Charge at the St. George Outpost with his wife, Crystal. “Each is accomplished in business and community change and we are honored that they will apply their knowledgeable insight to help guide The St. George Outpost.” 

Members of the newly formed Salvation Army St. George Advisory Board include (l–r): Lt. Crystal Smoak, new board members Gregg Freeman, Dick Higgins, Ryan Roylance, Charlotte Shelley, Gordon McCracken, Nadene Barish, Kim Fry, Donald Bush and Lt. Saul Smoak.

The St. George Outpost began serving clients in May 2018 and is meeting the needs of the most economically vulnerable populations in Washington County. The Salvation Army provides monthly food boxes, a clothing closet, hygiene products, rent and utility assistance, gas vouchers, transportation, referrals to Salvation Army drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in California and other services on an emergency basis. In addition, the Army offers weekly worship services, Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, Bible studies and women’s ministries. 

The Salvation Army in Utah provides services to more than 100,000 people in need each year. Its social services include food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, assistance with energy bills and character development programs for children.

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