Legislators from across the state of Maine joined with Salvation Army leaders, officers, staff and volunteers on Tuesday, April 28, at The Senator Inn in Augusta for the religious and charitable organization's first ever Legislative Breakfast.
The historic event, was co-hosted by Speaker of the House Mark Eves and Senator Roger Katz, enabled The Salvation Army to tell its story to representatives and senators, many who may not be aware of the scope and diversity of its programs and services in Maine.
Major James LaBossiere, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in Northern New England was the guest speaker and made a general presentation about those services as well as focusing on some more recent programs such as The Salvation Army's efforts to combat human trafficking.
In the state of Maine, The Salvation Army operates nine worship and service centers dating back to 1884. In addition, more than 200 volunteers in 91 communities across the state assist with the provision of food, clothing and utilities to those in need.