Released 19 October 2010
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Houston, TX – On Thursday, October 21, 2010, The Salvation Army
Greater Houston Area Command will proudly break ground on the construction of a
new and more expansive Garden City Boys & Girls Club in the heart of
Houston’s underserved community known as Acres Homes. The original
Garden City Boys & Girls Club was badly damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008
and has not been fully reopened since the storm.
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 to
300. Additionally, the center will offer services including tutoring,
drug and alcohol prevention classes, computer training, and recreational
The Salvation Army has been serving the Acres
Homes community for over 40 years and this center will further our promise of
doing the most good for the Greater Houston area.
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.)
City Construction Site
9717 W. Montgomery Rd.
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
- State Representative Sylvester Turner
- Official Groundbreaking
- Performances by the
Harbor Light Choir
Submitted: Juan Alanis, Media