New Salvation Army Building Opens in Clarenville to Provide Community Programs and Services
CLARENVILLE, NL, Jan. 27, 2023 /CNW/ - On Saturday, January 28, The Salvation Army in Clarenville will host a grand opening of Crossroads Community Church. The community is invited to drop-in to the building, located on 281 Balbo Drive, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for some refreshments and to tour the space.
This building is home to the thrift store, community food bank, and the church. "With all services provided in one building, we can meet people where they are in their time of need," says Major Cecil Mitchell, ministry lead at Crossroads Community Church. "Whether they need food to eat, clothes on their back, or emotional and spiritual care, we want each individual to leave feeling loved and valued."
The thrift store opened in December 2022, with sales supporting the in-house food bank and other related costs. The building will not only support Clarenville, but the surrounding communities as well. "This is about community supporting community," says Lt. Colonel Sandra Stokes, divisional leader in Newfoundland and Labrador. "When we all come together for a common purpose, we build connections and empathy for one another."
To provide financial support to The Salvation Army, donations can be made online at www.salvationarmy.ca or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, where donations can also be directed to a specific program or location.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 132 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and vulnerable people in your community.
SOURCE The Salvation Army Newfoundland and Labrador Division
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