WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Salvation Army of Cape Fear is one step closer to unveiling its Center of Hope and Corps Community Center, a new campus with services for families and people across coastal North Carolina experiencing homelessness and other hardships.
A $250,000 grant from Bank of America is supporting the creation of the Build Hope Campus.
The new Center of Hope will provide shelter and social services offerings, including suites allowing families to remain together during their stay. Residents will also have access to the Salvation Army’s Life Skills Program, which provides education and training to help secure housing and employment on their way to achieving economic independence and stability.
“The Salvation Army expresses our gratitude to Bank of America for its contribution to the Build Hope Capital Campaign,” said Major Mark Craddock, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of Cape Fear. “Bank of America’s support will help provide greater access to education, recreation and fine arts opportunities that will enrich our communities for generations to come.”
The Corps Community Center will offer additional programming and services to the Creekwood and Maides Park communities on the north side of Wilmington. This facility will house recreation and educational programs for children and families, including after school tutoring, business and employment training, and a full slate of recreational opportunities.
“The Salvation Army of Cape Fear continues to lead the way in addressing basic needs and advancing workforce development for the most vulnerable in our communities,” said Derek Cohen, Coastal North Carolina market president for Bank of America. “As we navigate this time of increased need together, we recognize that the private sector can play a pivotal role in improving economic mobility.”
The 22-acre Build Hope Campus site off Martin Luther King Parkway in Wilmington will be the center of The Salvation Army of Cape Fear’s outreach to Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.
The Salvation Army is committed to providing long term services and programs throughout the Cape Fear area,” said Craddock. We believe such offerings will help provide opportunities for people to discover, develop, and implement their God given potentials.”
For more information on the $12-million Build Hope Capital Campaign, visit here.