Donate $4,000 for AJ Salvation Army programs
By Dana Trumbull
Just when you think the summer couldn’t get any hotter, the Senior Rodders roll in with their hot rods to present a $4,000 check to the Apache Junction Salvation Army to fund their children’s programs.
“We’re a group of guys who like hot rods and old cars,” explained Treasurer Joe Lorden. “We just save money throughout the year, and when we get a certain amount, we pick a group, preferably where the money will help children in the community, and we give it to them.”
“This means a lot,” said Major Kris Suarez, “and whatever is donated stays here to help the kids in the community.”
Youth programs offered by Salvation Army include dinner during the school year, homework help, scouting programs, Vacation Bible School and summer Day Camp.
Photo above: Jim Chandler, president (far left), and Joe Lorden, treasurer (for right) of the Apache Junction Senior Rodders presented a check for $4,000 to Majors Kris (center right) and Terry (center left) Suarez at the local Salvation Army.