Salvation Army Bath-Brunswick celebrates long-standing community relationship with Hyde School

BATH — The Salvation Army Bath-Brunswick Corps honored its special relationship with a leading community organization during its third annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Feb 28.
Lts. Neil and Kirsten Childs, local corps commanders, presented the Hyde School of Bath with a plaque in recognition of its long-standing relationship with the local Salvation Army.
For more than 40 years, Hyde School has been hosting an amazing Christmas party for 50 children from Bath-Brunswick community at its Bath campus. The Hyde students endeavor to make the evening extremely special for each child and family in attendance.
The Hyde School, established by Joseph Gauld as a way to provide a fully-rounded educational experience, focuses on five areas of growth in each student: Courage, Integrity, Leadership, Curiosity and Concern. “Through these areas of focus, they have displayed these exact qualities in the party that has been provided to the children in our community in partnership with The Salvation Army,” explained Lt. Neil Childs during the presentation.
In celebration of the partnership between the two organizations, Childs presented Hyde’s Allison Henderson and Sara Levensohn with a plaque stating: “The Salvation Army Bath-Brunswick Corps recognizes the Hyde School for their on-going support of the children in our community over the past 40+ years through their annual Christmas party.”
“It’s important to work with the community as no one organization can do it all,” Childs said, “and it is because of relationships like this, that The Salvation Army Bath-Brunswick is able to help so many in our community.”
Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services, ranging from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army spends 82 cents of each dollar to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit

(Photo by Libby Farmer, Advisory Board member of The Salvation Army)
From left, Lt. Kirsten Childs, commanding officer, Bath-Brunswick Corps; Lt. Neil Childs, commanding officer, Bath-Brunswick Corps; Sara Levensohn, Hyde School representative, Biggest Job Family regional coordinator); Allison Henderson (Hyde School representative, foreign language and performing arts faculty; Director of Community Service Maj. Susan Mackneer (divisional director of Women’s Ministries for Northern New England; and Maj. Mark Mackneer (divisional commander of Northern New England).
The Salvation Army honored volunteers at appreciation dinner