The Salvation Army, Windsor is thrilled to announce the Keynote Speaker for the 3rd annual ‘Hope in the City’ luncheon. He spent 10 years in the NFL, earning the Detroit Lions’ most valuable player award, a divisional championship and two playoff bids–former Lions Quarterback Eric Hipple.
After losing his 15-year-old son to suicide in 2000, Hipple has devoted his life to building awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding depressive illnesses. Hipple travels the country and gives speeches to High Schools, Youth Groups, U.S. Military and Corporations on suicide prevention and Mental Illness. His book “Real Men Do Cry” received a publisher Presidential Award. Hipple currently serves as Outreach Specialist for Eisenhower Center’s “After the Impact” program, a neuro-cognitive behavioral residential treatment facility serving military veterans and former NFL players.
“Unfortunately, Eric’s story is one that’s become more common in our society today,” says Major Pat Phinney, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations. “As an organization that offers mental health supports, we have a responsibility to help prevent these tragedies from happening to other families. Having Eric speak at our Hope in the City luncheon is another step toward doing just that.”
The 3rd annual Hope in the City luncheon will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Giovanni Caboto Club. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://hopeinthecitywindsor.ca/
We are very grateful that the spirit of giving continues into the New Year. Representatives from LeeLee Hats recently stopped by our downtown location with with a donation of knitted hats.
Another great community partner, Williams Food Equipment Company (1988) Limited, did knife sharpening for $2.50 each with 100% of the sharpening going to The Salvation Army during the month of December. More than $4,000 was raised with a cheque being presented in January.
If you want more information on ways to support The Salvation Army all year round, please contact us.
The Salvation Army would once again like to sincerely thank the citizens of Windsor who contributed to our Christmas Campaign in 2015. With your help we were able to provide dignity and hope to thousands in our City in the past year. Whether it was a gift of time or resources – we couldn’t have done it without you. In the final days of the Christmas Kettle Campaign, The Salvation Army surpassed its $260,000 goal.
“We are extremely grateful to the people of Windsor for their generosity and support of The Salvation Army, not only at Christmas, but all throughout the year”, says Perron Goodyear, Public Relations & Development Representative for The Salvation Army. “We are once again overwhelmed and humbled by the confidence shown in us during these extremely difficult economic times”.
In addition to the individuals who continue to support the Christmas Kettle Campaign, numerous companies and business did so as well.
Money raised during the Christmas Kettle Campaign helped support the most vulnerable in our City at Christmas and will continue to provide support through The Salvation Army’s Community & Family Services throughout the year.