Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Whereas, the partnership between the Salvation Army and Walmart in Philadelphia has a long history, allowing the two to address important and critical issues by empowering those facing hardship and providing support in the move towards independence through counseling, training, and referrals; and

Whereas, the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization whose programs help individuals, families and whole communities lead healthier, safer and more productive lives; and

Whereas, since 1879, the Salvation Army has had a record of success stemming from its holistic approach to providing for the physical, emotional, economic, and spiritual needs of the individuals; and

Whereas, the Salvation Army operates out of 16 community centers and residential facilities throughout the Philadelphia region, offering shelter, hot meals, counseling, developmental disabilities programs, early childhood development programs, recreational opportunities, music programs, after-school arts and educational programs, job training activities for older adults, spiritual development, and drug rehabilitation programs -- and other than that, they don't do anything -- and

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