BROKEN BOW – The Custer County Unit of the Salvation Army will be hosting a Burger Bash fundraiser to benefit the Salvation Army Projects for Children.
Carol Allen, currently serving her twentieth year on the Salvation Army board, says that the impact of the programs in Custer County, and the money raised for them, is immense. “Some of our children’s projects are our largest. Santa Cop provided gifts for 198 children from 70 families in Custer County last year, and our school supply giveaway helped 164 kids.”
The event will be held on Thursday, June 30 between 4 and 7 p.m. at the Grocery Kart. Committee members of the Custer County Salvation Army will be serving burgers, chips, and drinks to those who attend, while Grocery Kart will be doing the cooking, an act for which Allen is grateful.
“We sure do appreciate their support. It’s so generous of them to sponsor these burger bashes because it really, really helps our group.”
The specific programs that the Custer County Unit is raising money for include: Santa Cop, the Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway, and swimming lessons, among others.
Allen says the spirit of giving between the Salvation Army and the community is a two-way street.
“We have a lot of things we do for kids, and we really appreciate the community support, because without it we couldn’t do them. We really appreciate it.”
No reservation or registration is required for those interested in attending; a Free Will Offering jar will be present for those who would like to make donations. “Just come to the Grocery Kart on Thursday,” Allen says, “and tell us what you want. We’ll have burgers, chips, and drinks.”