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!

 

We invite you to learn more about our plans and how you can participate. Contact our corps officer to get started.

 

Major Lurlene-Kay M. Johnson

Division Secretary
Greater Cleveland Area Services

 

Phone
(216) 861-8185

Email
Lurlene.Johnson@use.salvationarmy.org

 

Captain Felicia Lyle

Assistant Division Secretary
Greater Cleveland Area Services

 

Phone
(216) 623-7487

Email
Felicia.Lyle@use.salvationarmy.org

 
 

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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New Building Case Studies

 
 

Temple Corps
Goal: Build a new facility adjacent to the current space

  • Increased the capacity and size of programs
  • Increased the capacity for the after-school Learning Zone program by 44%
  • Expanded the kitchen and dining areas, allowing service to multiple groups
  • Increased the size of the choice food pantry and food storage area
  • Enhanced the music program space and add two music practice rooms
  • Increased the size of the gymnasium and fitness center
 

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East Cleveland Corps
Goal: Construct a Brand New Corps Community Center

  • Established a new Learning Zone program for 40 students in East Cleveland
  • Provided a regular food source for youth taking part in the after-school programs
  • Instituted a daily hot meal program and create a new food pantry
  • Created a new set of music programs and activities
  • Constructed of a gymnasium, fitness center, and splash park
  • Served upward of 75 seniors each day in the new senior center
 

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West Park Corps
Goal: Double the Size of the Facility

  • Doubled the capacity for the Learning Zone program on the new second floor
  • Doubled the capacity for serving hot meals to community members
  • Provided larger, dedicated space for the food pantry
  • Doubled the capacity for program space
  • Increased the frequency of recreational programs in the gymnasium
  • Continued providing activities for 30-50 seniors through the senior center
 

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Zelma George Emergency Family Shelter
Goal: Respond to Local Families in Crisis

  • Provided increased space and privacy in the 35 individual family units
  • Created an apartment-style area to house six adult human trafficking victims
  • Only organizations in Cleveland to provide shelter for this population
  • Enabled The Salvation Army to share human and materials resources
  • Reduced the need for additional operating expenses with Harbor Light
  • Provided families and children with basic needs and wrap-around programs
 

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