The Syracuse Area Salvation Army spends their time helping those in need thanks to large support from the community. On Tuesday, the non-profit organization hosts its annual Civic Celebration. YNN's Brad Vivacqua has more on the important event.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- More than 600 people are expected to make their way to the Oncenter on Tuesday for the annual Civic Celebration and Luncheon.
The event is a way for the Salvation Army to thank local organizations and individuals who make a positive impact on the community. The proceeds from Tuesday's event will benefit the local branch as it continues to service more than 40,000 people in Onondaga County.
SUNY Upstate Medical President David Smith and Wegman's will be honored for their efforts to give back to the community. ABC News Anchor David Muir will also serve as the keynote speaker for the event.
"This really is an opportunity for folks to come together under one roof and say we stand for Syracuse and those who are in need in the community and we're proud to be able to support their caring efforts. Without them, we couldn't do what we do," said John Luby, Syracuse Area Salvation Army Captain.
Although tickets are sold out for the Civic Celebration, you can still make a donation at www.sasyr.com.