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Chandler Appointed Salvation Army of Kent County Board Chair

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The Salvation Army Grand Rapids Advisory Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Veneese V. Chandler (Dr. V.) as their new Chair.
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (October 11, 2022) – The Salvation Army Grand Rapids Advisory Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Veneese V. Chandler (Dr. V.) as their new Chair.

Chandler is the Executive Director/CEO of the Family Outreach Center Chandler and serves as Chair of the Urban Core Collection (UCC), a federation of six human services agencies providing over 360 years of services that address the core needs of people of color and marginalized families residing in Grand Rapids. “Dr. V. is a licensed master’s level social worker with the State of Michigan and her passion for helping others has been demonstrated by her work in our community.” said Salvation Army Kent County Development Director Joseph W. Curtis. “She is committed to advocating for the needs of the underserved, people of color, low-income children, families, and individuals, as well as to families and children with specific needs in the areas of mental health, substance use and family preservation.” he added.

Chandler is also a member and one of the Associate Pastors at Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids. “I am humbled and honored to serve the community as the Chairperson of the Salvation Army’s Advisory Board in Kent County.” Chandler said. “Our goal is to be mission driven and to do all we can to positively impact the community in our effects to help address the many human needs that exist.”

The Board is comprised of a group of local civic, philanthropic, and business leaders who assist the organization in matters ranging from strategic planning to public outreach. Chandler, who previously served as Vice Chair has been on the board since 1998.

 

 

 

 

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