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Porter County Salvation Army saying goodbye to Majors Kim and Jon Welch

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Salvation Army Majors Jon and Kim Welch have been appointed to the Fond du Lac Corps in Wisconsin. The Welchs have been serving the Salvation Army in Porter County for almost 11 years.

Usually officers stay in an appointment for three to five years, but the Welch couple was allowed to remain in this area beyond the normal tenure. Major Kim Welch said, “We are sad to leave Porter County since we have gained some great friendships while we have been stationed here.”

The Salvation Army Corps and Advisory Board have been making preparations to expand its programming by building a new facility in order to meet the growing needs in the community.

“One of my regrets is that we were not able to see the new facility built during our ministry in Porter County,” said Major Jon Welch.

“We will truly miss the wonderful people who share so much of themselves,” the Majors said. “Thank you for the wonderful memories and may God richly bless the people of Porter County, Indiana.”

You are invited to the Welchs’ final full day in Porter County as corps officers, Sunday, June 24. There will be a farewell meeting during the Sunday morning worship service, or holiness meeting, at 11 a.m, at the Corps office, 799 Capitol Road and U.S. Hwy 6, in Valparaiso, followed by a short time of farewells and fellowship. A cake and beverages will be available.

Last year, donated funds helped The Salvation Army to provide assistance to more than 44 million Americans in need.

About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. 44 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.

Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check to your local Salvation Army. Donors can also contribute online at and or through a virtual red kettle on any number of corporate or individual websites.


Posted 6/15/2018






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