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The Salvation Army Partners with The Urban League on New Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson

St. Louis, Mo. – The Salvation Army Midland Division announced Monday a partnership with The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to double the size of the newly planned Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson.


The Salvation Army Midland Division partnership will provide opportunities to services and programs in the Ferguson community.

“The Salvation Army Midland Division is honored to partner with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis on the Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson,” said Lt. Colonel Lonneal Richardson, The Salvation Army Midland Divisional Commander. “Out of the ashes at this location, the new center will allow The Salvation Army and the Urban League to provide help with after school tutoring, financial assistance for rent and utilities, emotional and spiritual care for individuals reentering society after incarceration, and our Pathway to Hope program to help families break free of poverty. These are just some of the services desperately needed in North St. Louis County.”048

Today’s announcement was made at The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis office. The center is located at the former Quik Trip site at 9420 West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, MO.

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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.