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The Salvation Army Reunion Dinner for the Street Sleepers and the Solitary Elderly
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On the Lunar New Year’s Eve, families gather together to enjoy an abundant feast and celebrate the coming of the New Year. This reunion dinner is especially important for the Chinese. However, the homeless and the elderly with less family support feel depressed because they don’t have the reunion dinner. To cheer up those less fortunate, The Salvation Army served them with reunion dinners on yesterday evening (17 February 2015) and today (CNY’s Eve, 18 February 2015) respectively.
 
The Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile joined hands with The Salvation Army Integrated Service for Street Sleepers to prepare a reunion dinner for 60 service users. Half of them enjoyed the dinner with their fellows at the Salvation Army centre. Thirty “take-away” reunion dinner boxes were delivered to the homeless on the street by volunteers of the Rotary Club. Joseph, one of the volunteers said, “This activity is the most meaningful one I have ever joined. I hope for the long term partnership with The Salvation Army because I want to serve more people in need.”
 
On the CNY’s Eve, more than 180 senior citizens, who are single or living alone, were invited to attend the Salvation Army reunion dinners held at seven service centres in Yau Tsim Mong, Chuk Yuen, Tai Wo Hau, Tai Hang Tung, Tai Po and Aberdeen. The elderly came together, sharing a heart-warming New Year Eve with their friends at their local centres. Some of the participants were hidden elder isolating themselves from social circles. Through this festive gathering, The Salvation Army would like to give warmth to the less fortunate elders, so that they can feel love instead of loneliness in this festival. 
Volunteers of the Rotary Cl...
“Take-away” reunion dinner ...
Senior citizens, who are si...
Senior citizens, who are si...