The Salvation Army of Central York Region Breaks Ground on 'Hope for Others'

TORONTO and YORK REGION, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - On Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 4:00pm, The Salvation Army of Central York Region will celebrate the 'Hope for Others' Ground Breaking Ceremony at 15338 Leslie Street, Aurora, to acknowledge the lead and pace setting gifts for the 'Hope for Others' Campaign.

As one of the largest social service agencies in Central York Region, The Salvation Army assists thousands of people each year with basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter - along with new necessities including advocacy and relevant programs to help people overcome emotional and social obstacles. The needs of our community are growing and the need for a larger facility to continue serving our citizens has grown right along with it.

"The Salvation Army is thankful to the countless donors, community partners, volunteers and employees who have made this project possible."  Said Lt.-Colonel (Dr.) Susan van Duinen, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army Ontario Central East Division.  "The Salvation Army's new facility in Central York Region will be a place of transformation for the communities in which it serves.  This facility will become a place of hope and dignity for all who walk through its doors."

"Our communities need the valued services and outreach programs provided by The Salvation Army and this new facility will provide the space to accommodate these growing needs for our residents. It is the stepping stone to a better tomorrow for those who need a helping hand." Mayor Tony Van Bynen, Mayor, Town of Newmarket 

"It is very reassuring to know that organizations like The Salvation Army are here to provide those very special services that are needed in our community," said Geoffrey Dawe, Mayor of Aurora. "On behalf of Council and the residents of Aurora, I wish The Salvation Army much success as it breaks new ground as part of its Hope for Others campaign." 

"This new facility is an important addition to our communities, a place where those in need can come for the services that will help them continue to be contributing members of society. As we break ground, we are building a better tomorrow for our citizens and for ourselves." Virginia Hackson, Mayor, Town of East Gwillimbury

We invite media to attend the Ground Breaking Celebration:

  • Date:   Thursday, September 22, 2011

  • Time:  4:00 pm

  • Location: 15338 Leslie Street, Aurora
    (just north of Wellington St., Aurora)

About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international faith-based 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 today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

News releases, articles and updated information can be found at SalvationArmy.ca

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information:

Major John P. Murray, APR

Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development

416-998-0117

Neil W. Leduke

Director of Communications

416-578-7998


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