The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command is thrilled to announce the Groundbreaking of TSA Chesapeake Energy Center of Hope Groundbreaking on Thursday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at NW 10th and Pennsylvania Avenue (formerly the AMC Flea Market).
The Center of Hope will be a new building complex putting major Salvation Army programs and services together for a one-stop location to provide comprehensive family, community, and social services. This beautiful 26-acre, campus-like setting will upgrade all of the current Army programs, add new community services, and provide for future expansion and growth. This 50,000 sq. ft. facility Center of Hope will include designated space for social services; emergency shelters for men, women and children; food pantry; community outreach and an administrative center for The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command.
“The Salvation Army has always been blessed with private and individual donors who have supported our work and mission,” said Major Proctor. “And now we need their support more than ever in order to build a center that will provide hope and relief to an even greater number of suffering souls in our community.”
“We learned firsthand how indispensable The Salvation Army was during the Oklahoma City bombing and again and again through each of our natural disasters while I was governor,” said Former Gov. Keating. “They have been there on a daily basis for thousands of individuals and families who have needed their help, guidance and encouragement since.
“Now they need our help. The new facilities will dramatically expand the Army’s capacity to meet the growing demand for services and will accommodate, for decades to come, current and new programs designed to provide a hand up to people in need.”
The Salvation Army’s current facilities are located on a city-block site, encompassing SW 4th St. and SW 5th St. between Hudson and Harvey Avenues in downtown Oklahoma City. That area will become a community park under The City of Oklahoma City’s Core to Shore redevelopment plan.