New Leadership in Renton

Aug 18, 2022

Welcome New Officers to the Renton Corps

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Date August 18, 2022

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Marta Coursey

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New Officers Appointed to the Renton Corps

Captains Hilda and James Parks appointed to The Salvation Army Renton Corps

Captains James and Hilda Parks are excited to be in the Renton community and learn more about the Pacific Northwest. The Salvation Army Renton Corps provides food assistance, rental assistance, and church services along with other resources to neighbors in need. Captains Parks were introduced to The Salvation Army through the church and volunteering with their local corps. After 11 years working and volunteering for The Salvation Army they answered the call to become officers. Divisional leader, Lt. Colonel Cindy Foley says, “It is always a great moment in our local communities when fresh and enthusiastic officers arrive on the scene. We have high hopes for the love and support these officers will bring to energize our service work.”

Captains James and Hilda are coming to Renton from the Sierra Del Mar Division and have most recently served at the Cathedral City Corps. Captains Parks have learned that they enjoy every appointment, building relationships and friendships with people across the west coast. Captains Parks are blessed to have two sons, Joseph will be starting high school in Renton and their older son, Jeremy will continue his studies at San Diego State University. The family enjoys playing music together including guitar, piano, and some brass instruments.

The Salvation Army Northwest helps people overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, clothing and shelter for the homeless, disaster relief, senior activity and outreach, adult rehabilitation, and opportunities for underprivileged children.


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The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 when William Booth decided to take his ministry into the streets of London where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute. It is now part of the universal Christian Church, and an international organization meeting human needs in 127 countries around the globe. The Salvation Army continues its tradition in the Northwest Division by serving more than 600,000 people annually, always meeting human needs without discrimination. Among the services offered in this region are rent/utility/gas assistance, food pantry, clothing, disaster relief services, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for the aging, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correction services, and substance abuse rehabilitation.

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