New Leadership at the Eastside Corps

Jul 27, 2022

New Officers Appointed to the Eastside Corps

Captains Jennie Onitsuka-Adams and Kalani Adams appointed to the Eastside Corps

Captains Jennie Onitsuka-Adams and Kalani Adams are the new officers at The Salvation Army Eastside Corps. The Salvation Army Corps on the Eastside provides neighbors in need with access to a food bank, rental assistance, youth programs, and church services. Divisional leader, Lt. Colonel Cindy Foley says, “It is always a great moment in our local communities when fresh and enthusiastic officers arrive on the scene. We have high hopes for the love and support these officers will bring to energize our service work.”

Captains Adams both grew up in Hawaii and were involved in The Salvation Army in their youth. Captain Jennie is a fourth-generation salvationist. In high school, Captain Kalani Adams went to a Salvation Army church with a friend and knew he wanted to become involved on a deeper level. Captains Adams met at a Salvation Army summer camp as teens and eventually started dating, married and went through training school together.

Captains Adams have very sweet memories of being at Salvation Army summer camp as kids and subsequently love working with youth. Their previous appointments were in Oregon and California; they are happy to be in another west coast state. They are also passionate about music. Captain Jennie sings and plays in The Salvation Army band alongside Captain Kalani who plays multiple instruments. Captains Adams look forward to meeting members of this community and serving neighbors in need.

The Salvation Army Northwest helps people overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, clothing and shelter for the homeless, disaster relief, senior activity and outreach, adult rehabilitation, and opportunities for underprivileged children.

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The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 when William Booth decided to take his ministry into the streets of London where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute. It is now part of the universal Christian Church, and an international organization meeting human needs in 127 countries around the globe. The Salvation Army continues its tradition in the Northwest Division by serving more than 600,000 people annually, always meeting human needs without discrimination. Among the services offered in this region are rent/utility/gas assistance, food pantry, clothing, disaster relief services, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for the aging, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correction services, and substance abuse rehabilitation.


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