The Salvation Army in Collier County announces the addition of Kimberly D. Bell to the Advisory Board. Bell, along with her husband, Mark, own Reptile Industries, Inc. and Reptmart, a Naples-based wholesale and retail company in business for over 30 years. Reptile Industries breeds high quality reptiles and employs more than 80 people. Bell has actively supported The Salvation Army for several years and also sponsors local community teams, food banks and the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida.
The Advisory Board is responsible for advising and assisting The Salvation Army in all its activities as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with funding sources, donors and other community service agencies.
The Salvation Army was established in Collier County in 1981 and serves more than 35,000 people each year. Programs include emergency financial assistance, a food pantry, an affordable Child Care Center, After-School programs, senior citizens programs, a Music School and outreach to the Immokalee area. They operate two Thrift Stores located on Davis Boulevard in Naples. Plans and fundraising are also underway to build a Youth Center to expand after-school programs for children in East Naples.
For more information on programs and volunteer opportunities offered by The Salvation Army in Collier County call 239-775-9447 or visit online at www.salvationarmynaples.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.