Salvation Army breaks ground on new headquarters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Salvation Army has broken ground on a $25 million new headquarters campus in Birmingham.

Al.com (http://bit.ly/29YMR3n ) reports that the headquarters broke ground on the 4.1-acre campus Thursday. It will house administrative offices plus emergency relief services including overnight accommodations for homeless men, women and children.

Officials say construction on the campus should be complete in September next year. Two new buildings will be under construction soon in addition to renovating the 50,000-squar-foot school building.

As many as 250 people could be living on the campus in emergency and transitional housing.

A two-story men’s building will be able to house 50 men overnight in an emergency shelter. A three-story women’s and children’s building will be able to house 30 women overnight in emergency shelter.

Both buildings will have apartments that accommodate people who need transitional housing.

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