Salvation Army building futures

Posted at 5:45 AM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 07:50:42-04

The Salvation Army is always open to new ideas. This week it launched it''s Building Futures campaign and hopes to raise a minimum of $8.5 million dollars to help pay for a new campus in West Boise, a  new location organizers say will benefit everyone in the community. 

"Our new location, just off Emerald and Maplegrove, is directly across the street from the West City Hall annex and immediately adjacent to Horizon Elementary School. So we'll be able to build a full-fledged community center." said Robert Lloyd. "We'll have a gymnasium, we'll have after-school programs, summer feeding programs, as well as continuing to meet the needs of the Salvation Army's Marian Pritchett school."

So far the campaign has already received $4 million in gifts and pledges, it's expected to go through this year. The Salvation Army has provided the most basic needs for people in the Treasure Valley since 1887.