Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow Campaign

 

It is truly an exciting time for The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland. The Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow campaign is one of the largest and most significant undertakings in The Salvation Army's 143-year history in Cleveland.

The Salvation Army's program study revealed the need to reallocate human services to meet the area's changing demographic composition. In order to best respond to the current and long-term needs of our community, The Salvation Army will realign its services and invest in upgrading four of our facilities throughout Greater Cleveland. The new multi-purpose buildings will enable optimal use of program space, empowering us to grow and develop our comprehensive services and programs. We will serve more people even more efficiently, ultimately helping to improve the quality of life for men, women, families, and children in our community.

The theme of our campaign is based on the song, "Great is Thy Faithfulness." The song simply states, "Morning by morning new mercies I see, all I have needed thy hand hath provided....Strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine with ten thousand beside." The people we serve need that hope today. Your kindness and generosity has permitted The Salvation Army to be there 365 days a year. Thank you for your gift of hope!

New Market Tax Credit Funding

At The Salvation Army, we believe it's our fiduciary responsibility to explore all avenues for maximizing available public and private resources. To that end, we are looking to integrate New Markets Tax Credits, a federal resource program begun in 2000, into our overall fundraising strategy.
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Build a new facility on the land adjacent to the current space

  • The new Temple Corps building will allow The Salvation Army to:
  • Increase the capacity for the after-school Learning Zone program by 44%
  • Expand the kitchen and dining areas, allowing for meal service to multiple groups concurrently
  • Increase the size of the choice food pantry and food storage area
  • Enhance the music program space and add two music practice rooms
  • Increase the size of the gymnasium and fitness center

Construct a Brand New Corps Community Center

  • The Salvation Army will create new programs and services for the community. Possible programs:
  • Establish a new Learning Zone program for 40 students in East Cleveland
  • Provide a regular food source for youth taking part in the after-school programs
  • Institute a daily hot meal program and create a new food pantry
  • Create a new set of music programs and activities
  • Establish new and safe options for youth and adults by constructing a gymnasium, fitness center, and splash park
  • Serve upward of 75 seniors each day in the new senior center


 

Double the Size of the Current Facility Through renovations & New Construction

  • By enhancing the West Park Corps, The Salvation Army will:
  • Double the capacity for the Learning Zone program on the new second floor
  • Double the capacity for serving hot meals to community members
  • Provide larger, dedicated space for the food pantry
  • Double the capacity for program space
  • Increase the frequency of recreational programs in the gymnasium, which is now being used as an overflow space for other programs
  • Continue providing activities for 30-50 seniors through the senior center
 

Build a New Shelter Adjacent to the Current Harbor Light | Responding to Families in Crisis

  • The new Zelma George Emergency Family Shelter will:
  • Provide increased space and privacy in the 35 individual family units
  • Create an apartment-style area to house six adult human trafficking victims, making The Salvation Army one of the only organizations in Cleveland to provide shelter designated particularly for this population
  • Enable The Salvation Army to share human and materials resources with the adjacent Harbor Light Complex, reducing the need for additional operating expenses
  • Continue providing families and children with basic needs and wrap-around programs to secure stable housing