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Lafayette Salvation Army under new leadership

Posted at 10:19 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 11:19:27-04

A new Corps Officer is now leading the The Salvation Army of Lafayette.

The Salvation Army says that Lieutenant Thomas Johnson will take over duties as part of the routine appointment changes made throughout the Army every few years.

Lieutenant Johnson left his appointment as Assistant Corps Officer in Jackson, Mississippi to take on the position in Lafayette from former Lafayette Corps Officers John and Samantha McGee.

The pair resigned from their positions as Salvation Army officers.

The Salvation Army says that Lieutenant Johnson grew up in Baton Rouge and has served as an officer in The Salvation Army for eight years, with appointments in Tupelo and Jackson, Mississippi. He has served as a safety officer during Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey.

“God is not done with The Salvation Army of Lafayette. Though we have some work to do, the future starts today,” said Lieutenant Johnson in a press release.

The Salvation Army recently received a $50,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation in response to the Lafayette-COVID-19 Emergency Response Feeding Initiative.

The organization says that the Salvation Army of Lafayette will begin utilizing the Mobile Canteen for community feedings in July, offering soup, soap, and salvation to those in the metro areas.

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