For Hometown News
MARTIN COUNTY -- As the nation struggles with terrorist acts, gun control, continued economic insecurity, vast healthcare reform and countless challenges to constitutional rights, citizens of the United States are preparing to exercise their freedom to gather, worship and pray.
Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 2 in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer.
Organized events will be held in thousands of public venues where intercession will be made for America and its leadership.
Locally, The Salvation Army of Martin County will ask the community to pray for the nation at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, at The Salvation Army Corps, located at 821 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in East Stuart.
The Salvation Army of Martin County works throughout the year to provide food and financial assistance to those in distress. Other programs offered by The Salvation Army include emergency disaster assistance, a Friday night food ministry (which provides a hot meal to more than 100 people weekly), youth character building programs, a morning Breakfast Club (providing pastries, bread and coffee free of charge), Sunday worship services, Bible studies and youth ministry.
The Salvation Army of Martin County also operates Compassion House, which provides transitional housing to homeless women and women with children.
The Salvation Army is located at 821 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in East Stuart.
For more information, call (772) 288-1471 or visit www.salvationarmystuart.org.