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Salvation Army of Greater Springfield Appoints New Majors

SPRINGFIELD — The Salvation Army of Greater Springfield, which has been delivering services and hope to the less fortunate in Massachusetts for more than 125 years, recently announced the appointment of new Majors David and Norma Moore.

Ordained and commissioned as Salvation Army officers in 1997, the couple served for 10 years as corps officers in Danbury, Conn., before serving in Red Bank, N.J., Nashua, N.H. and ultimately, Springfield. Both hail from families deeply rooted in the organization and believe they are following God’s will with each new appointment.

“We come to Springfield energized and excited to serve,” said David Moore. “Norma and I are committed to advancing the mission of the Salvation Army and building upon the successes of previous officers.”

The couple comes to the community during the Coats for Kids campaign drive, a community effort supported by the generosity of local residents and businesses with the goal of collecting coats for needy children in the Greater Springfield region.

“No child should go without a coat this winter,” Norma Moore said. “We are excited to meet members of the community at the Salvation Army on Pearl Street in downtown Springfield on coat distribution day, Saturday, Nov. 5. David and I will do all we can to make the drive a success before focusing our attention to the other fall and winter initiatives, including Thanksgiving meal baskets, Toy for Joy, Adopt-a-Family, and our annual Red Kettle Drive.”

Amanda Moyer, Springfield Salvation Army board member and director of account services for Market Mentors, added that “everyone on the board shares my excitement in welcoming the Moores to Springfield. We recognize the contributions they’ve made in their past assignments and look forward to working with them to advance initiatives locally.”

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