In June, The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board announced the arrival of Majors Marion and Everette Platt as Area Commanders of The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South.
“To say we are thrilled to have the Platts take the helm at The Salvation Army of Memphis is an understatement,” said Advisory Board Chairwoman Susan Madden. “The Platts bring a youthful and progressive vibe that was similar to that of their predecessors. It is clear that they are ready to help us continue to move forward, and we are ready and excited to continue this journey with them.”
Prior to arriving in Memphis, the Platts led local units in Atlanta and Savannah (GA), and supervised statewide youth and arts programming for The Salvation Army of Florida. Their most recent assignment was to serve as instructors at the Evangeline Booth College (Atlanta, GA), which is where men and women are trained for service as Salvation Army officers.
Both Marion and Everette Platt are passionate about their faith in Jesus Christ and belief in the mission of the Salvation Army.
“Ultimately, our work is to continue providing excellent and innovative Kroc Center programming and ensuring that The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South increases its capacity to serve people at their point of need,” Major Marion Platt said at a recent meeting. “Together with our strategic partners – and our ‘army of supporters’ who offer their time, talents, and treasures – we will persist in building reliable and sustainable bridges up and out of poverty.”
The Platts follow Majors Zach & Shelley Bell (recently assigned as Houston, TX Area Commanders), and have been with The Salvation Army for 17 years; this is their sixth appointment as officers.
Majors Marion and Everette Platt will be making rounds throughout the community to become acquainted with the Memphis area and to meet as many community leaders and friends of The Salvation Army as possible. For more information on the Platts and The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South, please visit www.salvationarmymemphis.org.