The Salvation Army’s chief secretary for Canada and Bermuda, Colonel Edward Hill, is on a cross-Canada tour to thank Canadians for supporting the work of The Salvation Army with their donations.
On Saturday morning, Hill did a kettle shift at the Village Mall.
Hill is an American who recently came from Singapore when he was appointed by The Salvation Army to Toronto, the location of the territorial headquarters for Canada and Bermuda.
“It’s been a great experience for us to see Canadians being so generous, trying to help others and help us assist those that are less fortunate in our communities,” he said.
As of Saturday morning, Hill said they had raised about 95 per cent of their $700,000 goal for the province.
With a couple of days left, he was hopeful Newfoundlanders and Labradorians would pull through and reach the goal.
“People have been very supportive,” he said. “They understand that the mission of the Army is to help people in need, and we’ve been able to help do that for thousands and thousands of people here in town and throughout Newfoundland, and so we’re very grateful for people’s support.”