March 13, 2006

Salvation Army presents first Environmental Community Partner awards

OTTAWA, ONT-The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Recycling Operations held their first annual Social and Environmental Community Partner awards in Ottawa on March 6. The first awards were presented to 12 Ottawa individuals and organizations. They included: Ottawa Mayor Bob Chiarelli (city of Ottawa); Roy Mlakar of the Ottawa Senators; the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club; community volunteer Amanda Cottrill; Don Hughes and John McClellend, both of Facilities Commercial Realty; Ottawa city councillor Rainer Bloess; Gerry Chenier of Goulbourne Sanitation; Bruce Hollands of Innovative service solutions; Ron Bigford of Palmer Recycling; Laurie Sweig of Metro Waste Recovery; and Al Cohen of Cohen and Cohen. A major force in both community service and recycling in Ottawa and across Canada, Salvation Army Thrift Stores divert millions of pounds of materials from landfills every year. The organization is on a constant mission to seek out the support of community partners to help increase their efforts for the community while decreasing landfill volumes. More information is available from Aine Curran at 905/306 1210, or on the Salvation Army Web site, www.salvationarmy.ca.

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