The Salvation Army is proud of its 112 years of service to those in need in the Coastal Bend area. The organization offers people the opportunity to grow, learn and become self-sufficient in our challenging society through Corps activities, social services assistance, family services, youth character building and mentoring programs, disaster assistance and a myriad of other programs to provide assistance to those in greatest need. As the Army continues to serve the community, significant progress has been made in developing plans for the expansion of services to address the under-met needs of men, women and children who simply need a helping hand and a message of hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Our new Center of Hope has been laid out in two phases:
This facility will house our families, veterans and single women. The business center and administration offices will also be located here.
Phase 1 is under constriction and is projected to be complete by May 2021. However, this is not fully funded.
The campaign goal for Phase 1 is $8,500,000 and we are still $800,000 short of our goal. There are still opportunities available to help us reach our goal. Commemorative opportunities are also still available for this building.
Phase 2 is projected to cost $4,500,000 to construct. Phase 2 will have 2 separate buildings. One building will house homeless single men and the second building will be the maintenance warehouse and Food Pantry. These elements are large ministries of The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend and serve hundreds of people every month. Phase 2 is not funded at all and there are naming opportunities for this facility as well.
With both of these facilities, The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend will be able to serve those who come to us for assistance from one location. We will be able to house more people than we currently can, and we will be better equipped to help everyone in need who comes through our doors.