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Local Salvation Army chapter preparing for expansion project

Posted at 9:41 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 22:42:12-04

The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend is getting ready to expand.

Ground was broken today for phase one of the new “Center Project” on Buford Street.

When it’s finished, it will provide 120 beds for families with children.

That’s a 50 percent increase over the current capacity.

“And so today we’re out here, we’re dedicating this building project to God and to the city of Corpus Christi, so we can continue to serve and increase the amount of people we’re able to serve here in the Coastal Bend for the next 50 years,” said Capt. Patrick T. Gesner, commanding officer of the Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend.

The new facility will also include 12 beds for homeless veterans.

Construction will begin in a couple of weeks and should be completed by August or September of next year.