Announcement submitted by The Salvation Army Tri-Cities Corps:
Starting August 7, The Salvation Army Tri-Cities Corps will temporarily move its social services offices in Newark across the street to 36601 Newark Blvd. while the construction of a new permanent operations building takes place. The temporary facility will serve Newark residents seeking food, rental and utility assistance, along with other social services programs.
"We are thankful to find a temporary spot for us to continue our work in Newark," said Capt. Dan Williams, Salvation Army Alameda County Coordinator. "The City of Newark and its leadership have been vital in this process, and we are grateful for their partnership."
The construction of the 11,000 sq ft permanent building will be located at 36700 Newark Blvd. That is the same site where The Salvation Army had operated its social services and church activities for more than 20 years until it was finally demolished last month. The construction is scheduled to start as soon as next month or October, and it will be at least a 12 month-long project.
"This new building will allow The Salvation Army to continue its mission of doing the most good by expanding the services it currently offers to the city of Newark," Capt. Williams said.
The project will be funded by donations through a $4 million capital campaign. Currently, there is a $1.5 million gap in the fundraising goal.
Along with the temporary social services offices in Newark, The Salvation Army Tri-Cities Corps will still operate its normal year-round food pantry programs in Fremont and Union City.
*Appointment Only Food Pantry Information for the Tri-Cities area:
· Newark residents can receive food pantry services every Friday at 11 am
· Union City residents can go to Los Robles Apartments every MondayaT 1 pm or go to Centro De Servicios (produce only) every Thursday at 2pm
· Fremont residents can go to Harbor Lights Church every Tuesday at12:30 pm
**To make an appointment, call (510) 383-9300.
For additional information about Salvation Army Tri-Cities programs and services, go to www.salarmytricities.org
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