Salvation Army selling camp stew

Published 4:00 am Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Pike County Salvation Army is known far and wide for its camp stew that is so good that it just has to be made from a special and secret recipe.

Kim May, Pike County Salvation Army director, said the camp stew is sold a couple of times a year and now is one of the times.

“Our Fall Camp Stew Sale is underway and it’s still a great buy at $10 a quart,” May said. “Orders may be placed by calling 334-808-1069 or 672-4481 or by stopping by the Salvation Army Service Center and Thrift Store at 509 South Brundidge Street in Troy.”

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The camp stew will be available for pickup from noon until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Salvation Army Service Center.”

May said the camp stew sale is one of three fundraisers for the local Salvation Army.

“The camp stew sale, the Red Kettle Campaign and Empty Bowls are our three annual fundraisers and we appreciate the strong support that we get from the Pike County community,” she said.

The Salvation Army is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

May said the fall is a busy time for the Salvation Army as requests for assistance increase for a variety of reasons.

“The Pike County Salvation Army is a United Way Agency and we benefit greatly from the funding we receive from the United Way on a quarterly basis,” she said. “The funds we receive give us a financial boost throughout the year and at times when we seem to need them most.”

May said the Pike County Salvation Army will participate in the Pike County United Way Taste of Pike County at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama Tuesday night.

“The Salvation Army will have a booth at the kickoff for the fundraising campaign for our local United Way,” she said. “I would encourage every to join us to learn more about the 18 agencies that support our friends and neighbors in need in Pike County.”

May said the Pike County Salvation Army uses the funds it receives from the United Way to help those in need with utility bills, gasoline for doctor’s visits, medicines and other emergency situations.

“Of course, the help the Salvation Army provides hinges on whether the applicant qualifies,” she said. “Whether an applicant qualifies is based on their income and expenses. An applicant must have legitimate reasons for requesting assistance. The Salvation Army is here for emergencies, not for dependency.”

May said the local Salvation Army receives funding, at times, from the EFSP, Emergency Food and Shelter Program, quarterly from the United Way, from donations and its three fundraisers.

“We appreciate every dime and every dollar,” she said. “They all add up to provide much needed help to the people of Pike County.”