Salvation Army Neepawa is on the move!

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Members of the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc. presented Amanda Naughton-Gale, community services representative at the Neepawa Salvation Army, and Susan Phillips, Chair of the Board of Directors Neepawa Salvation Army, a cheque in the amount of $15,000.00 to go towards Thrift Store relocation in Neepawa.

"The Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc. has been so supportive in our expansion and relocation project," Naughton-Gale said. "This gift epitomizes their mission to preserve and advance the quality of life in the Community and we are so blessed to have them partner with us in facilitating our mission to continue to give hope to those in need.”

The new Mountain Avenue location will provide much more room for The Salvation Army.  The current space on Davidson Street is about 1,700 sq. ft, while the new location could offer as much as 3,000 sq. ft. for retail and additional storage capacity.  The new facility will provide space for the food bank, expanded donation intake and processing area, offices, washrooms, change rooms, and boardroom, in addition to the large floor space for retail sales and parking lot.

“We’ve always been extremely proud to have a strong presence in Neepawa and its surrounding communities,” said Major Rob Kerr, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development with The Salvaion Army's Prairie Division.  “We’re very excited to be expanding that presence and continuing to develop our growing relationship with the people of Neepawa.”

The Salvation Army is looking forward to announcing an opening date of the new location in 2017.

The Beautiful Plains Community Foundation oversees a $3.2 million endowment, which is used to support not-for-profit organizations in the towns of Neepawa and Brookdale and the municipalities of Glenella-Lansdowne, Rosedale and the Langford portion of North Cypress-Langford. To date, BPCF has distributed over $1.7 million in grants to different community organizations and in 2016, over $86,079 in grants were distributed.  To learn more about making a gift to the community, please visit http://beautifulplainscf.ca/wp/