Hamilton – The Salvation Army is honoured to have Mr. Murray Martin, Chairman, President and CEO for Pitney Bowes Intl., as a guest speaker for the 2009 annual community luncheon. Bringing over 20 years of experience with the company, Mr. Martin is a valued leader in the international business community whose expertise has been valued and used within the international corporate and political worlds, and now with The Salvation Army.
“The passion and commitment of The Salvation Army is shown in their unwavering dedication to see those that are often overlooked in the community and to stand with those who are most vulnerable. The Salvation Army is an international movement that has given many a bed for a night, or a cup of soup outside in the cold, but has also been woven into the social fabric of our cities so that communities as a whole are improved.” Murray D. Martin, Pitney Bowes International.
On Wednesday, April 29th at the Crowne Plaza hotel in the heart of Hamilton, Mr. Martin will speak on Corporations and Community – Inter-reliant or Independent? Key community members will also have an opportunity to pose a question to Mr. Martin following his address. In today’s reality, many corporations struggle for financial survival and communities struggle to maintain social services with a shrinking corporate tax base. The answers to this dilemma require uncommon wisdom. As The Salvation Army experiences increases in the number of families seeking assistance, Mr. Martin’s insight is welcomed into the solution-seeking conversation.
Photo Opportunities and interviews are available prior to the luncheon program.
Wednesday, April 29th , 2009
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 150 King St. E, Hamilton ON
Reception beings at 11:30am
Lunch/program 12 noon sharp
Contact: Major Byron Jacobs
Phone: (905) 521-1660 ext: 124
Fax: (905) 521-0244
The Salvation Army is essential to our communities as the largest social service provider in Canada, outside of the government. The Salvation Army leads the way in transitional and emergency housing by providing fully 1/3 of all shelter beds in our nation. As an international movement and relief agency, The Salvation Army now serves in 118 countries throughout the world.
The Salvation Army
Ontario Great Lakes Division
Public Relations and Development Office
D1- 151 York Blvd.
Hamilton, ON, L8R 3M2