Volunteers at the Carson City appointment backpack anniversary aliment boxes to accord to those in need. Salvation Army photo
The Salvation Army confined Carson City and Douglas County has amorphous the additional appearance of its basic attack to accession $1.2 actor bare to move from its Colorado Street area in Carson City to a bigger place.
The accepted area has served the alms well, but it has become too baby for the assignment the alignment is doing, admiral said.
“We accept accomplished a point that we are brimming and cannot abide to board the aggregate of casework we are providing,” said Captain Mark Cyr, the bounded baton of The Salvation Army. “We achievement to acquisition a architecture in the 10,000 to 12,000 aboveboard bottom ambit which will be able for our accepted and approaching needs.”
The Carson City and Douglas County Salvation Army has a broad-based affairs that serves an boilerplate of added than 250 bodies per day. Among the programs are: Morning latchkey for accouchement at 4 schools, the “Dream Big” afterwards academy program, Family Services, which assists an boilerplate of 12 families per day with a array of emergency needs such as food, clothing, rent, utilities, etc. and a abounding abbey affairs primarily geared appear the articulation of our association that The Salvation Army serves.
An absolute study, commissioned by The Salvation Army, afresh completed a absolute association needs appraisal based on interviewing bounded government officials, amusing account directors, religious organizations and business leaders. This abstraction adumbrated a atrocious charge for The Salvation Army to aggrandize its programs to advice the poor in our community.
“I abutment the mission of The Salvation Army which is to be there to advice anybody who is at their time of need,” said Attack Chair Larry Goodnight. “They advice with food, shelter, utilities, Emergency Disaster Casework and adolescent affliction and are consistently accessible to accommodate airy and affect care.
“It’s our assignment as a association to advice those in charge and acknowledging The Salvation Army is one of the best amenable means to accomplish that duty.”
The aboriginal appearance of the campaign, what the alignment alleged the bendable basic campaign, was acclimation bounded leaders and businesses, and planning the campaign. This started bounce of 2017 and accustomed a little added than $300,000 in pledges and donations.
“It’s been agitative to accept that affectionate of abutment back we absolutely haven’t started to ‘ask’ for money until now,” Cyr said.
The Salvation Army now needs to accession $1.2 actor added to complete the additional appearance of the activity which will accommodate affairs their accepted building, purchasing a new architecture and streamlining that new architecture to fit the needs of the organization.
“We acknowledge you for the abutment abounding of you accept accustomed and are activity to give,” Cyr said.
For added advice alarm Captain Mark Cyr or Larry Goodnight at 775-887-9120.
In January of this year the Salvation Army Reno Corps opened its doors to its new 18,000 square-feet Family Abundance at 3320 Research Way in Carson City. The abundance is operated alone from Carson City and Douglas County’s Salvation Army operation.
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