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  • Like millions of others, I have supported the Salvation Army for years, especially Hope House, their homeless shelter. They are currently feeding and housing thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy and hundreds of thousands of refugees from the civil war in Syria. I wondered if they had ever been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Sadly, the answer is no.
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  • Like millions of others, I have supported the Salvation Army for years, especially Hope House, their homeless shelter. They are currently feeding and housing thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy and hundreds of thousands of refugees from the civil war in Syria. I wondered if they had ever been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Sadly, the answer is no.
    The Red Cross has been honored three times: 1917, 1944 and 1963. I think our mayor and City Council should contact the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Drammensveien 19, N-0255, Oslo, Norway, and nominate the Salvation Army for the Peace Prize. This would be on behalf of Medford, but hopefully other Oregon cities would follow our lead.
    I want to stress two points. First, I am not a member of their faith. I am an Episcopalian. Second, I have not discussed this project with the Salvation Army. It is my idea only, but I believe the good work the Salvation Army has done for many, many years in hundreds of countries around the world should be recognized and rewarded. — Jeff Cheek, Medford
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