Sally Ann supporter strikes back

The council approved restoration of the Sicamous over continuing tax exemption of the Salvation Army? You’ve got to be kidding.

It’s bad enough when Mayor Garry Litke makes a political appointment to the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen, but the council denying the Salvation Army tax exemption?

There is no more worthy charitable organization than the Salvation Army.  Look up the statistics on your computer and you will see they are at the top of the list, including  whose administrators are not gouging the charity for very large salaries from the funds collected to help the less fortunate people.

As mentioned in an editorial in one of our local papers, they need a large cash balance to fund all the various programs to help those in need for short and long term purposes.

All my life, and I’m in my 80s now, I have heard nothing but praises for the work the Salvation Army does.  A friend of mine recalled her husband’s praises of the Salvation Army while he served as a medic in Second World War and Korea.

They were always first to offer help unconditionally when they left the trenches, whereas another well-known charity asked for payment.

The council approved restoration of the Sicamous over continuing tax exemption of the Salvation Army? You’ve got to be kidding!

Norma Painter

Okanagan Falls