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Helena Salvation Army expanding, adding food bank and more volunteer opportunities

Posted at 5:11 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 20:48:44-04

HELENA — The Salvation Army is expanding their social services wing by adding a new structure to their Helena site.

Their social services growth program helps people with housing and utilities.

With the expansion, it has taken the church a little over three years to finalize and complete the project and was just shy of one million dollars.

On Monday August 19, there will be an official ceremony held to celebrate the expansion.

This new building will be connected to the current standing structure and create more volunteer opportunities, including a food bank, making it more feasible for volunteers to serve clients proper meals.

Not only will the Salvation Army have more space in general, but their Case Management sector will also have more privacy for working clients during their transitional phases.

Major Philip Smith, who has worked for the Salvation for years, stated, “we will have a service counter here, we will have a front door, uh, marked on the outside so people know where to come in and they won't be entering in through a door that is normally used for other purposes, so this is going to be a designated space, specifically, for the human services we do, yeah.”

The ground-breaking ceremony will commence the 19th starting at 9:30 a.m.

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