Salvation Army honors supporters

The Salvation Army’s Chelsea Corps is inviting the public to join in its celebration of National Salvation Army Week, May 12-19. The week is an opportunity for the local Salvation Army to honor its volunteers and supporters, and to raise awareness of its services. This year’s events will include a Hispanic celebration on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Broadway near City Hall; a fund-raiser for the corps on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dockside Restaurant, 170 Everett Ave.; an ice cream and pop giveaway on Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kayem Park; and an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Chelsea community center, 258 Chestnut St. There will also be an invitation-only business appreciation luncheon on Monday at the Dockside, at which City Manager Jay Ash, Paul Burridge of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, and the restaurant will be recognized for their support of the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army in Chelsea provides services to residents of Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop, including a food pantry; a meals program for seniors run jointly with Chelsea Revere Winthrop Elder Services; utility, fuel and rent assistance; and placement in shelters and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.