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This year’s Rock the Red Kettle Concert was incredible! We were blessed to have talented artists such as Shawn Mendes, Becky G, R5, Bea Miller, Exist Elsewhere, and Josh Levi grace the stage in support of our 124th Red Kettle Campaign. What we didn’t know that night was that watching from the audience was a pair of talented young women who not only heard our message about Doing The Most good and giving back this holiday season, but took it upon themselves to help us spread the word.

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Phoenix Kroc Center has 3.5 miles of walls, 2,056 light fixtures and so much more!

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46' by 54' Salvation Army Shield, photo credit: Bruce Haffner chopperguy.com

Do you know what it takes to build a 150,000 square foot community center? We sure do!

Here are some of the raw numbers from The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Phoenix South Mountain which describe exactly what goes into building a world-class community center:
• More than 600 total construction days
• 360,000 construction man-hours, averaging 75 workers on-site daily
• 18,600 linear feet of wall (just over 3.5 miles)
• 134 miles of line voltage wire
• 28 miles of low voltage cabling
• 227 doors
• 2,056 light fixtures
• 107,328 gallons / approximately 5,000 square feet of water for the pool
• 410 tons of air conditioning equipment (enough to heat and cool 146 regular-size homes)

Other fun facts:
• The Center has a 46’x54’ Salvation Army shield (pictured above) on the roof of the chapel / performing arts center. It may be the largest Salvation Army shield in the world!
• 4,686,000 pounds of waste generated from construction was diverted to recycling centers by using methods outlined through Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED).
• 660 submittals were produced during construction at an estimated average of 25 pages per submittal (more than 16,000 pages to be reviewed and approved). By doing this electronically, we saved 26.5 trees and $57,908 in reproduction costs, 8,355 days of shipping time, not to mention the fuel costs associated with printing and sending hard copies!

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Phoenix South Mountain opens in 29 days, 1 hour, 10 minutes and 12 seconds!

To learn more about The Salvation Army Phoenix Kroc, please click on the following links:
• Visit their beautiful website to learn more – Click here
• Fill out the membership application – Click here
• Check out job opportunities  – Click here
• Like The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Phoenix South Mountain on Facebook – Click here
• And, follow RJKroc on Twitter at @LetsKrocAboutIt

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