Building Trades Contribute $250,000 to Salvation Army’s New Hope Community Centre Project

Newfoundland Labrador Building Trades Council

October 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Building Trades Contribute $250,000 to Salvation Army’s New Hope Community Centre Project

The Newfoundland and Labrador Building Trades Council (NLBCTC) joined with representatives from the Salvation Army to announce a partnership where the Council will contribute $250,000 towards the construction of the Center of Hope Community Center.

Our organization values the tremendous work the Salvation Army does in our community everyday, and we are pleased to partner with them in moving this project forward.” -Darin King, Executive Director of NLBCTC

The Centre of Hope will provide 20 affordable, supportive housing units for adults aged 30-64. In collaboration with the City of St. John’s Community Plan, the Salvation Army will use a Housing First Approach. This approach will centre on moving people experiencing homelessness into dependent and permanent housing. Furthermore, at the Centre of Hope, individuals will have access to such services as; mental health and addictions, education, and community health.

“The economic decline in Western Canada and here at home continues to have a devastating effect on thousands of our people, many of whom will need our help now and in the years to come. The Salvation Army has been working in our community for over 100 years and will continue to support our most vulnerable people through the Centre of Hope to be built on Springdale St.”

Dean Brinton, Chairman of the Capital Camping

“The Salvation Army aims to be a transformational influence in our community. The construction of the Centre of Hope will provide us with a much needed facility to continue our mission for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.” -Lt. Colonel Eddie Vincent, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in Newfoundland and labrador

The building construction trades council, representing 16 construction unions and more than 15,000 trades workers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, has contributed more than $16 million over the past 10 years to support many important initiatives in the province.

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Media Contact: Darin King, Ph.D, Executive Director
NL Building Trades Council. 709-726-4560
dking@nlbtc.com

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