Salvation Army to participate in St. Paddy’s Parade

The Salvation Army’s mobile feeding unit van for Emergency Disaster Services will take part in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Old Forge on Friday, March 13.

Mobile feeding units help The Salvation Army distribute food, sandwiches, water and cleaning supplies in the days following a disaster.

Old Forge has a Salvation Army Service Unit that provides a Salvation Army presence through active volunteers and offers short term emergency needs assistance in communities where there is no Salvation Army Worship and Community Center.

“Old Forge volunteers network with other community providers to coordinate help for those in need and make our donated dollars go further. The mobile feeding unit van is a perfect way to remind Old Forge residents of the work of The Salvation Army in the Adirondack community,” said Samuel Reader, Salvation Army regional services coordinator.

Red kettles will be set up outside of Souvenir Village during the parade to collect donations. According to Reader, the Old Forge kettle campaign over the past holiday season came short of the organization’s goal.

He reminds donors that monies collected in this area stays in the community to help assist residents with such things as utility payments and food.

For more information on the Salvation Army’s work in Old Forge or to volunteer, contact Reeder at (315) 877-6079 or

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