Salvation Army launches new campaign to raise funds for programs that will help thousands of people
CHARLOTTE — The Salvation Army is launching a new campaign to raise funds for services that affect thousands of people in our area.
The programme, titled “Better Future”, will launch on Wednesday. It is expected to increase services to families in the area.
This massive effort will affect a large number of people, from people living on the streets to children in two counties. The campaign has three goals: fight homelessness, add more support to the Boys and Girls Club, and do more to help those struggling with addiction.
It will also create an operating endowment to help support new programs and facilities.
So far, The Salvation Army has raised $12 million toward its goal of $32 million. This money raised will make it possible to extend three specific programs.
To start, the organization will invest $8 million in Booth Commons at Mulberry, which is an emergency shelter born out of the pandemic. It can serve up to 100 families at a time. The Center of Hope emergency shelter located just outside of downtown Charlotte will also undergo a $5 million renovation.
With $9 million, he plans to build neighborhood centers in all seven boys and girls clubs in Mecklenburg and Union counties. This initiative will be launched at the Oak Forest Boys and Girls Club on Milton Road in Charlotte. Services could support entire families – like job training, financial literacy, etc.
$3 million will go to the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center on Central Avenue in Charlotte to build a vehicle maintenance shop and gym. Both will support those who go through the substance abuse program.
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