Rust Transitional Center To Hold Grand Re-Opening

Shelter Rehabilitation Project Completed- To Re-Open October 12
The Salvation Army in Pekin is putting the finishing touches on its summer-long rehab project at its Rust Transitional Shelter and will hold a grand re-opening on Wednesday, October 12 at 2:30 p.m. “We are very excited to have reached the conclusion of this project, and are ready to show off the hard work that will enable us to better serve,” said Major Jesse Collins, Tri-County Coordinator for The Salvation Army.
            The Salvation Army’s Social Ministries Coordinator, Creighton Burrell, and several shelter aides have finished training on the Pathway of Hope social service program and is eager to begin helping with residents who will come to the Rust Transitional Center.
            “We hope that the Mayor and other city officials, Advisory Board members and others who supported this project as volunteers, funders or supporters will join us for a brief ceremony, ribbon cutting and then tour the facility,” said Major Rick Ray. “We are so happy with all the support and volunteer efforts that have helped make this project a success, and we are excited to invite everyone in on the 12th to see what they helped us accomplish.”

            There will be brief comments and a short ceremony at 2:30, followed by tours and refreshments afterwards. For more information, please contact Rich Draeger at 253-9909 or Major Jesse Collins at 655-7220.


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