The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is honored to send two members of its local leadership to Honduras to participate in a medical mission trip during the first week of February. Major Migdalia Lavenbein, co-commanding officer of The Citadel Corps Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia, and Captain Omar Rolon, co-commanding officer of The Tabernacle Corps Community Center in the Fairhill section of the city, were called upon by The Salvation Army’s Eastern Territorial Headquarters in West Nyack, New York, to serve as interpreters on the trip. The Honduras Medical Brigade, comprised of Salvation Army officers in the U.S. and Honduras, as well as U.S. doctors, nurses, counselors and translators, will spend a week in various villages across Honduras providing much-needed health services, medical supplies and messages of hope.
“The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is thrilled that Major Lavenbein and Captain Rolon were asked to share their talents with the group during this mission trip,” said A. Philip Ferreira, Director of Operations, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. “It’s really a powerful display of The Salvation Army’s care, love and dedication to the well-being of impoverished communities across the globe.”