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Salvation Army gets help from local volunteers to open a community center!

Submitted by on February 22, 2013 – No Comment

Vintage Salvation Army sign from www.beardandbonnet.com

The Imperial Valley Press in the San Diego, California area reported some great news this week!

A Salvation Army-owned building at the corner of 4th Street and Ross Avenue in El Centro is being transformed into a community center with some volunteer manpower from area churches.

For the last dozen years or so, the building was leased to a dialysis center. After it left, the Army decided to turn the building into a place where folks can come for parenting or English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, or children’s programs in the arts and music.

Captain Jerry Esqueda – our leader in El Centro – has a big vision for what God can do with the building on 4th and Ross. He wants it to be a safe haven for kids, where they can build confidence and learn about life’s options. He’s even hoping that one day they’ll be able to add a recording studio for budding young musicians in the area.

:: If you’d like to know more about this project, please click here for a link to the Imperial Valley Press.

:: Click this link if you’d like to go to the website for The Salvation Army in Imperial Valley and make a gift!


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