Amazon donates cash to Salvation Army

Amazon donate �3,000 to the Salvation Army (SA) in Hemel Hempstead. From left:  Saima Ahsan from Amazon, SA community manager Christine Woods, SA commanding officer Laila Bormane, captain Marie Burr and Amazon's Eelika Lepasild
Amazon donate �3,000 to the Salvation Army (SA) in Hemel Hempstead. From left: Saima Ahsan from Amazon, SA community manager Christine Woods, SA commanding officer Laila Bormane, captain Marie Burr and Amazon's Eelika Lepasild
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Musicians from the Salvation Army started the New Year on a high after receiving a donation of £3,000 from the local Amazon fulfilment centre team.

The charity has used part of the donation, which was given to them just before Christmas, to buy music stands for future rehearsals and performances.

Some of the money bought items for local people, including presents for the elderly and selection boxes for children.

To celebrate the donation, members of the Amazon Hemel Hempstead charity committee paid a visit to the Salvation Army’s Waterhouse Street centre in the town, where they met local volunteers and learned about the charity’s work.

The visiting Amazon team also helped wrap lots of presents for local people on behalf of the Salvation Army.

Amazon Hemel Hempstead’s general manager, Henry Low, said: “The Salvation Army is a very important charity for our community here in Hemel Hempstead and we’re delighted to make this donation.

“I hope the musicians enjoy their new equipment and I’m looking forward to attending a future performance.”

Marie Burr, from The Salvation Army, added: “The support of local businesses like Amazon is a lifeline for The Salvation Army and it’s great to receive this donation from the Amazon team in Hemel Hempstead.

“The money has helped us to get new music equipment and to provide gifts to local vulnerable people in our community and I’d say to say a big thank you to Henry and the team at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead for this kind gesture.”