Salvation Army needs 300000 for new facility

first_imgFundraising to expand the local Salvation Army in Vancouver is nearly complete. The nonprofit has about $300,000 left to raise toward the overall $5.7 million price tag to expand its facilities and services at its Northeast 112th Avenue campus.A public campaign is underway to raise the remaining $300,000 needed for construction to begin later this year. Consolidating all services into one campus will save money in the long run and the building will be debt-free, the Salvation Army said in a news release. Programs currently operating out of a leased building on Northeast 47th Avenue will move to Northeast 112th Avenue. The new facility will have offices, a food pantry, a nutrition education kitchen, classrooms for after-school programs, a clothing closet, and a community and worship center.The Salvation Army has contracted with Wilson Associates Architects and Roberston & Olson Construction for the project.“We’ve been talking with key funders for the past three years and have been overwhelmed with their response,” Major Michael Nute, director of the Salvation Army in Vancouver, said in the release. “Significant support from local donors has made this project a reality.”Major gifts include: $1.2 million from the state of Washington, a $332,000 Community Development Block Grant, $350,000 from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, $250,000 from The Firstenburg Foundation and other gifts from philanthropists Steve and Jan Oliva and the Hargreaves family. The Salvation Army’s intent is to not incur any debt from the project.last_img

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