Monroe County Corps recognizes Distinguished Service, Booth and Others Award recipients. 

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA (May 12, 2016) – The Monroe County Salvation Army will hold its annual meeting at Stroudsmoor on Thursday, May 12 beginning at 5:00 pm. The event is held to report on the progress of the Corps in the past year and to recognize individuals and businesses that have made a significant impact with their services and donations. This year’s award recipients are Major Mary Tregellas for Distinguished Service; Advisory Board Member Samuel Newman, Esq. with the William H. Booth Award; and Pocono Medical Center with the prestigious “Others” Award.

Based on 2015 statistics, in 2016, The East Stroudsburg Salvation Army WILL provide grants for rental assistance, utility assistance, fuel assistance, and food for more than 1,500 families in desperate need; visit over 2,000 lonely, hurting people in nursing homes and correctional facilities throughout Monroe County ― perhaps the only visits they’ll receive this year; provide more than 62,000 meals to hungry men, women and children in Monroe County; and give 100 disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience summer camp.

"The Salvation Army has always served the neediest," says James Gingrich commanding officer, "and we will continue to respond to cries for help from those who need it most. However, we depend on the support of the community to do our work and are urging community members to make a gift so we can help those who are in great need. Our annual recognition event is how we give an update of our progress and our chance to say thanks to those individuals, businesses and organizations that have helped us throughout the years.” The public is welcome to attend the Annual Meeting with a $40 charge per person for dinner. For information about The Salvation Army’s Annual Meeting, information about its local programs and to volunteer, please call Major James Gingrich at (570) 421-3050.

About The Salvation Army in Monroe County

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

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Contact: Major James Gingrich – 570-421-3050 – 5/2/16 -