Nora Palmtag | Staff Writer
The Salvation Army needs funds to install a new roof and “the roof will be a part of a major overhaul of the entire building,” said Lt. Maureen Lawliss, Albany Corps officer.
“This is the first step in making a new facility for” the Salvation Army per the Democratic Herald.
Funds for the roof are coming from a local foundation, the Salvation Army’s territorial headquarters, and from donor in Linn and Benton counties.
The entire remodel will be approximately $1.4 million and only $300,000 has been raised so far. New windows, doors, roof and a complete overhaul of the kitchen/food storage areas, which is used to keep food for food boxes that are given to families in Linn and Benton counties, will be included in this remodel.
Major Don Gilger, divisional secretary for the Salvation Army’s Cascade Division, said in the Democratic Herald, “What we need is someone to step up and make a planned gift through an annuity or through their estate or simply make a large donation of money or stock, and then we could make this happen for those who are less fortunate in Linn and Benton counties.”
Major Gilger’s Cascade Division oversees the work of the Salvation Army in Albany and about 30 other communities in Oregon and Southern Idaho.
Donations can be sent to the Salvation Army at 345 Columbus St. SE, Albany, Ore. 97321.
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