The Salvation Army to Host A Dance for the World II Celebration of Unity

Aug 1, 2022 | by Nicole Harrell

PITTSBURGH (August 1, 2022) – After a successful debut event in 2021, The Salvation Army North Boroughs Worship and Service Center will host A Dance for the World II fundraiser and pow wow at Richie McCabe Field on Saturday, September 10. This free event, designed to bring the community together for a cultural celebration of unity, will kick off at Noon.

A Dance for the World II will include cultural education and demonstration, food, arts and craft vendors, children’s activities and the opportunity to win prizes. All donations received will support The Salvation Army’s World Services. This branch of the organization deals in social justice issues: human trafficking, poverty, starvation and emergency disaster services. This event works in support of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women effort as we fight the epidemic levels of human trafficking that have swept the world. A Dance for the World is personal for Lt. Tylar Melfi, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army North Boroughs Worship and Service Center, as he celebrates his own family’s Native American heritage.

“I am honored to be able to help keep traditions alive, while also raising funds and awareness for an important cause,” Lt. Melfi said. “The Salvation Army World Services is involved in human rights and social justice issues all over the world, including anti-human trafficking, an issue that impacts indigenous women at disproportionate rates. Please join us for this celebration of diversity and commonality. We look forward to seeing everyone for an even bigger and better second year!”

Head Dancers will include David Wanner and Rachelle Bersamina, Head Drum will be Thunder Nation and the emcee will be Aaron Stevens. Families are encouraged to RSVP to this free event by visiting Those interested in becoming vendors can click here and those interested in dancing can click here.

Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, visit  The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.


Nicole Harrell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

Email  |  Office: (412) 446-1642  |  Cell: (757) 619-6984

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