THE SALVATION ARMY OF CAPE FEAR
BUILD HOPE OUTREACH
Serving every community across Southeastern North Carolina
The Salvation Army of Cape Fear has purchased property off Martin Luther King Parkway (1220 N. 30th Street) to build a new Center of Hope and Corps Community Center. The 25-acre complex in Wilmington will allow us to better serve our community and will be the center of our outreach to the five counties we assist (Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover & Pender).
Here for any family … whatever the need
The Center of Hope will offer better living conditions for our shelter residents and guests. Our current facility, which was severely damaged during Hurricane Florence, is not equipped to host families or single parents with children. This new facility will keep families intact, in a safe and secure environment. This is a critical need as we see more and more single parents with children request housing during their time of crisis.
Our complex will also offer living space for those with special needs. The campus will serve daily meals to residents and the community. Community forums indicate this new location will be more accessible to residents in need of our services and outreach.
Building Hope and a path forward – employment, housing, and life skills
The Salvation Army’s social services programs will be based in our Center of Hope. Our Life Skills Program provides critical counseling and services to help residents secure employment and housing, while obtaining the skills needed to return to their communities. This new location will provide additional space to allow for the privacy and confidentiality necessary for these programs to expand and reach even more residents in need of our services. Our Life Skills Program works in partnership with other area community agencies and Cape Fear Community College.
We have an agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the City of Wilmington for construction of a dedicated access road to our campus from MLK Parkway. Residents who do not have their own transportation will be able to use public transportation and other services to travel to their employment, training and appointments throughout the area.
Better access to essential community services
Our new Corps Community Center will provide improved access to vital services from all directions and close by to the Creekwood and Maides Park communities and to Glow Academy’s future campus.
The Center will host after-school tutoring programs, an expanded fine arts program for area youth and athletic leagues in a new gymnasium. Both indoor and outdoor athletic facilities and additional meeting space will be available to our community and recreation partners.
The Corps Community Center will be home for an expanded worship and service center. During the Christmas season it will also serve as the base for our Angel Tree program that reaches out to all of our five counties.
After Florence: A new safety net for hard hit Southeastern NC counties
This new campus will serve as the center of operations for our ever-expanding outreach to Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. Our strategic plan calls for the expansion of our Family Stores throughout our five-county region. Our Build Hope campus location will allow The Salvation Army of Cape Fear to work more efficiently as we serve our community.
During Hurricane Florence we served over 170,000 meals through our mobile kitchens while providing clothing and other basic supplies. We continue to assist residents displaced and rebuilding after the storm.
Your investment will build hope in more lives, more efficiently than ever. Our partnership will have an immediate impact on our neighbors in crisis as well as spread God’s love to the next generation.