Giving is Good for Everybody.
Cause of the Quarter
Each quarter GCU chooses a charity to raise funds and awareness for on a local and national level. It's one way we give back and invest in the greater community.
Cause: The Salvation Army
About Salvation Army.
Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.
Its message is based on the Bible.
Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
Many of us are familiar with the annual Red Kettle Collections made during the holiday season and the Angel Tree gifts for children, these are only a few of the things the Salvation Army does. Probably their greatest mission is Emergency Services. Emergencies and disasters come in many shapes and sizes. Some, like the earthquakes in Haiti 2010 and in Japan 2011, Cyclone Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, the Nepal earthquake in 2015 and the current Hurricane Relief taking place in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico take center stage in world media attention. But they are also their to assist at local fire scenes and other emergencies in our local neighborhoods.
These emergencies may touch the lives of several or several thousands, one common thread runs though many of these events – the response of Salvation Army Emergency Services.
How can you help?
2017 Project Bundle-Up
On Saturday, October 14, GCU members and employees gathered at Kohl's Department Store in Monaca, PA to help kids pick out coats, boots, hats and gloves for the upcoming winter season. There were 22 kids and 16 volunteers. All enjoyed the time spent together.
GCU Home Office
The GCU home office has relationships with many excellent charities, including:
- The American Cancer Society
- Variety - the Children's Charity
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Boy Scouts of America
- The Salvation Army Project Bundle-Up
- Toys for Tots
- Sisters of St. Basil the Great
- Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius
Lodges & Districts
On a local level, our lodges and districts have supported countless causes, including:
- The Seeing Eye
- Catholic Charities
- Operation Christmas Child
- Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community
- Linden Food Bank
- St. Vincent DePaul Society
- Tomorrow's Hope
- Many more