GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Salvation Army kicked off their campaign Thursday for a new community center and Boys and Girls Club.
The Salvation Army kicked off their campaign Thursday for a new community center and Boys and Girls Club.
The capital campaign is worth $7.64 million dollars according to Ellen Bliven, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. It will serve families in Greensboro's Warnersville neighborhood and surrounding areas.
The new facility will be built at the site of the former J.C. Price School property, off Freeman Mill Road. Officials say it will also include a child care center for kids through the age of six. The Corps Community Center will offer activities for adults and seniors throughout the week in the same building.
The Salvation Army says they plan to honor the legacy of Warnersville Community and J.C. Price School. Many of the school's old bricks, doors, wood floors, and a mosaic mural were preserved and will be used in the construction of the new building. There will also be an exhibit in the lobby of the new facility dedicated to the history of the school.
Leaders told WFMY News 2 they expect to complete the campaign in the fall of this year and to begin construction on the new facility in 2015.