An Evening For "Others"

May 10, 2024

The Salvation Army’s Annual “Evening for Others” Welcomes General Andre’ Cox and Olympic Gold Medalist & Former NBA-All-Star, Michael Redd as its Keynote Speakers
Event proceeds support the purchase of a mobile shower and restroom unit. 


In a city known for its vibrant spirit and commitment to community, Orlando is gearing up for a night that promises inspiration, sportsmanship, and philanthropy. The Salvation Army is thrilled to announce its annual fundraising gala, "An Evening for Others," set to take place on May 10th at Ports of Call, Sea World Orlando. This year’s event is poised to be a memorable gathering, featuring distinguished keynote speakers: Olympic gold medalist and former NBA All-Star, Michael Redd, and The Salvation Army’s General Andre’ Cox.

The gala, a cornerstone event in The Salvation Army’s calendar, is not just a night of celebration but a powerful opportunity to raise essential funds for community outreach programs. This year’s proceeds will go towards acquiring a mobile shower and restroom unit—a vital resource that will enhance the organization's ability to serve Orlando's most vulnerable populations.

Keynote Speakers: Michael Redd and General Andre’ Cox

Michael Redd, celebrated for his athletic prowess and humanitarian spirit, will share his inspiring journey from the basketball courts to the global stage. As part of the historic "Redeem Team" that secured the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Redd’s story of resilience and triumph will captivate attendees. Moreover, he will reflect on his personal connections with basketball icons like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, underscoring the power of sports in fostering community and mentorship.

General Andre’ Cox, a revered leader within The Salvation Army, brings a wealth of experience and compassion to the gala. With a background spanning Southern Rhodesia and the United Kingdom, General Cox’s leadership has left an indelible mark on countless lives. His insights into community service and philanthropy promise to resonate deeply with attendees, highlighting the enduring impact of The Salvation Army’s mission.

A Night of Purpose and Inspiration

Captain Ken Chapman, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Orange and Osceola Counties, underscores the significance of the gala’s theme: "for others." This guiding principle reflects The Salvation Army’s unwavering commitment to uplifting those in need. "An Evening for Others" isn't just a celebration of generosity; it’s a call to action—an invitation for every attendee to join in supporting a cause that truly makes a difference.

 "An Evening for Others" promises to be more than just an event; it’s a testament to the spirit of giving and the power of community. Whether you’re a longtime supporter of The Salvation Army or discovering its mission for the first time, this gala is an opportunity to connect, inspire, and make a tangible impact.

Join us on May 10th at Ports of Call, Sea World Orlando, for a night of celebration, compassion, and purpose. Together, let’s make a difference "for others" in our community and beyond.

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