Runway Of Hope Style Show Rescheduled

GALVESTON (January 2021) – The Women’s Auxiliary has announced that due to rising numbers of COVID cases, the Runway of Hope Style Show is rescheduled again to April 2. Tickets purchased for the 2020 Show are still good. The event will move to the Galveston Convention Center, allowing ample space for social distancing. Watch for more details!

Says incoming Auxiliary Chair, Treva Wygle, “As we joyfully enter into a new year, we are enthusiastic for what 2021 brings to the Salvation Army of Galveston County!

“As many other non-profit organizations, we have been doing our absolute best to follow protocol due to Covid-19. In doing so, we previously have had to reschedule our style show annual fundraiser.

Looking optimistically into 2021, we are excited to announce that we now feel confident about moving forward with it!  Extra precautions are being taken such as moving the event to the larger venue to make room for comfortable social distancing.

“Our fashion designer, Becky Hollands says, “I have faith that this is going to be an amazing show despite the previous postponements! It has simply given me that much more time to work on these incredible designs.”

Stay tuned for more details and exciting sneak peeks of the designs that will be auctioned off at the style show!

INEOS Styrolution Supports Salvation Army Covid Response

INEOS Styrolution’s Texas City plant donated $12,000 to The Salvation Army of Galveston County through the international INEOS Community Fund. The grant will support the organization’s ability to continue expanded services to the community due to Covid-19, providing shelter, meals, and groceries to those in need.

INEOS Styrolution’s Environmental Engineer Diana Firpi, who nominated the charity for a grant noted, “The Salvation Army has been a tremendous support to the community during hurricanes and other disasters. While many people in Galveston County that have counted on them for basic necessities, the wide-spread impact of the pandemic has increased demand.  The organization has shown great commitment and compassion to respond quickly to urgent needs within the community.”

The INEOS Community Fund was established by INEOS owners Sir Jim Ratcliffe, John Reece and Andy Currie in March 2020 as part of the company’s social response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund will provide grants to the end of 2020 to support community charities around the company’s 183 sites through this particularly challenging period.

The fund recognizes that local charities and community organizations have a special role to play in reaching some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, developing trusted relationships and implementing practical support programs that work well- and has therefore invited its employees to recommend charitable causes for funding. It will support direct charitable responses to the pandemic, as well as the recovery efforts of other vital charities whose fundraising and operational capacities have been affected by Covid-19.

The Salvation Army relies solely on the community it serves to support the needs of the area. To help, you can make a donation online or check out volunteer opportunities at www.salvationarmygalvestoncounty.org.