SPARTANBURG — Two “second generation” officers of The Salvation Army are now working to assist the needy of Spartanburg and Union counties.
In a statement released last last week, The Salvation Army announced that “Lieutenants Howard and Katie Tate are so excited to join the work of The Salvation Army in Spartanburg and Union counties. They join us from Charlotte, NC where the Tates spent the last three years as Corps Officers serving Mecklenburg County.
The press release states that “Lieutenant Howard is an avid outdoorsman who loves to find himself enjoying God’s creation through activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. Born and raised in the Deep South, Howard has a love for family, friends, and the great outdoors.
It further states that “Lieutenant Katie was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, where she spent the first five years of her life. After her mother and father received a calling to become Salvation Army officers, she and her family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Lieutenant Katie received that very same calling upon her life, and strives to be a mother figure to all children that come through The Salvation Army doors each and every day.
The press release states that “Lieutenants Howard and Katie have two small children and their puppy, Remington.”
According to Lieutenant Howard Tate, “My wife and I are both second-generation Salvationists. We consider it an honor to serve the individuals in Spartanburg and Union counties, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting human needs in His name without discrimination.”
The press release urges the public to “lease join us in welcoming our new Salvation Army officers.”
It further states that “in 2016, The Salvation Army of Spartanburg and Union counties served over 3,700 people and gave out over 8,200 bags of food. The Angel Tree Program assisted over 1,800 children.”
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.