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The Salvation Army to Break Ground on New, Larger, Hurricane-Ike-damaged, Garden City Boys & Girls Club

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Released 19 October 2010

Houston, TX (October 19, 2010) – On Thursday, October 21, 2010, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command will proudly break ground on the new construction of a larger, more expansive Garden City Boys & Girls Club in the heart of Houston’s underserved community known as Acres Home.  The original Garden City Boys & Girls Club was damaged so badly by Hurricane Ike in 2008 that it has not been fully reopened since then.  When completed in the summer of 2011, the new 12,500 square-foot facility will increase the daily service capacity for local youth from 80 young people in the old facility to 300 in the new one, and will offer services ranging from tutoring, drug and alcohol prevention, computer training and recreational activities.  The Salvation Army has been serving the Acres Homes community for over 40 years now
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Who:    The Salvation Army

What:     Groundbreaking Ceremony: Garden City Boys & Girls Club  

When:        Thursday – October 21, 2010
        11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Press Conference to begin at 11:30 a.m.) 

Where:    Garden City Construction Site
9717 W. Montgomery Rd
Houston, TX  77088

Why:     To restore and improve one of Acres Homes’ most expansive and important community resources for young people, which was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008.

Visuals:     - Press Conference with Area Commander Major Chris Flanagan

- Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

- State Representative Sylvester Turner

- Councilmember Jarvis Johnson

- Official Groundbreaking

- Performances by the Harbor Light Choir


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