St. Louis, Mo. – The Salvation Army Midland Division today was named the recipient of a $500,000 Strong Communities grant through Enterprise Bank and Trust on Friday afternoon. The Salvation Army is one of seven recipients awarded grants by Congressman William Lacy Clay and the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines at a ceremonial check presentation at The Salvation Army Railton.
“Our thanks to Congressman William Lacy Clay and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines for making the grant possible,” said Lt. Colonel Lonneal Richardson, The Salvation Army Midland Divisional Commander. “The grant will allow The Army to continue our mission of providing affordable downtown St. Louis housing for our workforce at The Railton. We began the renovation process of this building in 2009 and we are still here, part of the thriving St. Louis job market and giving working individuals the opportunity to work and live downtown.”
Congressman William Lacy Clay and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines will present $1.8 million in Strong Communities Fund Grants. The grant awardees are:
• $500,000 to the Salvation Army through Enterprise Bank and Trust
• $499,950 to Community Action Agency of St. Louis County through St. Louis Community Credit Union
• $649,800 to the communities of Pagedale, Vinita Park, Bel Ridge and Wellston through Commerce Bank, Enterprise Bank and Midwest BankCentre
• $120,000 to Habitat for Humanity of St. Louis through Central Bank of St. Louis
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.