March 21, 2012. BOONE — The Salvation Army will open a new service center facility Thursday in order to better serve local residents who need assistance. The new 895 square foot location includes two offices, a break room and a large multipurpose room.
The new service center also will offer Sunday worship services, Bible study and fellowship meetings. Local director, Lt. Chapman has led the development of the new center, and will continue her community outreach through case study work.
“The new location will allow The Salvation Army to better meet its mission and increase its public presence,” said Lieutenant Michal Chapman, High Country Service Center director. “I believe that our social services will grow because people can reach us more effectively.”
Most of the furniture for the new facility will be brought up from The Salvation Army location in Hickory, N.C. and the location located off of Highway 105 in Boone. The facility is located along the AppalCART route so individuals can access the building easily.
“I am so excited to announce the convenient location of the new service center to the public,” said Chapman. “Our hope is that with the two locations in Boone, we will be able to better serve those who need help the most.”
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible and ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army provides assistance to those who need help in the community.