Avenue 912 facilitates donations to the Salvation Army from local businesses | Local news






In the photo, the lieutenants. Joshua and Darby Bowyer, agents of the Hammond-Munster community center; Tony Hobson, co-owner of Avenue 912; Gina Bombin-Wilk, owner of Sugar on the Rim Events; and Captain Brian Clark, Lake County Salvation Army coordinator.


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This is precisely what Patrick Murdock, Tony Hobson and Jack Havlin, co-owners of Avenue 912, a new entertainment venue in Griffith, have decided to do.

Together, the three approached other small business owners in Griffith and Highland to help out at the Lake County Salvation Army Hammond-Munster Community Center in Munster.

“I have always appreciated the work of The Salvation Army and know that funds raised in the community are used in the community to help individuals and families in crisis,” said Hobson. “Eighty-nine cents of every dollar raised goes to provide direct services to our neighbors in need. “

“Fifteen local businesses made contributions to The Salvation Army totaling $ 800,” said Murdock.

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Captain Brian Clark, Lake County Salvation Army coordinator, said, “To give an idea of ​​the impact that the $ 800 donation will have, The Salvation Army is able to use these dollars. to provide up to 338 Christmas dinners to local families. struggling to put food on the table.

“We thank Tony and Patrick and Avenue 912 for facilitating donations from other local businesses. Merry Christmas.”