The Salvation Army celebrated the opening of their new community center with a ribbon cutting and open house in 2019. “Students and their children are able to attend school in a new, modern community center, supported by teachers, volunteers and offering services to help with their practical needs. We are also able to serve the community with food boxes, recreation for all ages, educational classes for those looking to improve their quality of life as well as offer the facility to outside groups for community events. With all services under one roof, we can care for our community in a holistic and practical way,” said Major Michael Halverson, Treasure Valley Coordinator for The Salvation Army Boise Corps.
Together Treasure Valley donated $20,000 to The Salvation Army for a community playground on the new campus in West Boise. Together Treasure Valley benches were also provided.
“In 2016, Mountain West Bank donated $30,000 to the capital building campaign to help fund the construction of the new expanded Salvation Army campus,” said Dan Price,Community Banking President and Together Treasure Valley partner. “I am excited that Together Treasure Valley’s gift of $20,000 helped create a new community playground on the campus.”
The new campus more than doubles the capacity of the School Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens. It also expands the kinds of support the Army provides to enrolled students and their young children, including new early learning and preschool education classrooms.
Another key element of the new facility was to provide athletic fields, a gathering space and a playground to serve the neighborhood and recreational space in an area of town identified as lacking in these resources. Together Treasure Valley is proud to have contributed to the amenities offered at this new campus.