Report hits Salvation Army program

No one doubts that the Salvation Army has done tremendous work for the down-and-out for decades.

But a pretty shocking report in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle makes awful allegations about a Salvation Army drug rehab center there.

The article alleges, based on numerous interviews, that the center attracts addicts from as far as New Jersey and then uses them as “cheap labor” to transport donated clothes and furniture.

It’s supposed to be a Christian work/therapy program.

Read it “here.”:http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/NEWS01/707290358

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.