The Salvation Army of Reading hosted its first-ever charity auction last week at The Reading Country Club. The event honored Lieutenant Lance Lillis and The Reading Police Department, as well as Jay Worrall and Helping Harvest.
Through the event, The Salvation Army raised money for its various programs including supportive housing, food programming, holiday assistance, utility assistance, case management, violence prevention and the learning center.
This year’s “Love Beyond Chance” charity auction included a full dinner, cash bar, silent auction and live auction. During the program, board members, staff and program recipients discussed The Salvation Army’s mission, impact and available resources Joseph R. Smith of P&J Auctions LLC led the live auction, and retired WEEU radio host and writer, Charles J. Adams, III, emceed the event.
While this is the first year that The Salvation Army of Reading has hosted an auction, it has hosted an annual breakfast for many years. Last year’s event hosted over 200 people and awarded both the Other’s Award to Mary Hart and the Spirit of Reading Award to the Redner family and their warehouse markets.