Lowe’s Improves Child Development Center
For the third year in a row, employees from the Modesto Lowe’s Improvement Store came to The Salvation Army Child Development Center and donated their time, energy, expertise and resources to enhance or restore the building and playground. Some of these projects included painting, repairing playground equipment and the sprinkler system, replacing sand in the sandbox, and installing shelving. One of the items that most excited the teachers was the installation of a 12’x 12’ raised garden box, with drip watering system, for the children to grow flowers and vegetables.
Thank you Lowe's!
Stanislaus Foods Provides Dishwasher for Shelter
The Salvation Army Berberian Homeless Shelter and Transitional Living Center now has a dishwasher in their newly constructed kitchen, courtesy of Stanislaus Food Products, a neighbor of the facility. They donated a check of $9,464.54 to cover the cost of the dishwasher, the delivery, the modifying of the area for the installation, the creating of a custom frame, and the installation.
Thank you Stanislaus Foods!
Summer Santa Came to Fair
At the County Fair, a “Santa” in summer clothing, and his helpers, collected donations in red kettles and toys for Christmas distribution at The Salvation Army. The event was deemed “great exposure” and netted $503.62 and 191 new toys for needy children.
Thank you to all who donated toys and volunteered to help at this event!
Would You Like to Furnish Carpets for the Child Development Center?
After several years of wear by many little children, the two 9x12 educational area carpets need to be replaced at the Child Development Center. Their cost is $500 each. If you can help, please contact Brian Aird at 522-3209.
Sign-ups for Smart Phones Held at The Salvation Army
Under a newly updated program signed by President Obama, anyone on any one form of government assistance is eligible to receive the latest Android touch screen wireless smart-phone free of charge. They come with 1000 minutes and unlimited texting each month. This contract can be renewed each year.
The idea is that the recipients will then have phones to apply for jobs and a way for potential employers to contact them. The funding comes through the Federal government and taxpayers to California Lifeline, Verizon.
Jake Knutson, a representative from Budget Mobile, came to The Salvation Army Modesto Citadel and signed up clients for the free smart-phones this past week. The phones will be sent, in about two weeks, to their addresses or can be picked up at The Salvation Army Berberian Shelter if they do not have an address. Similar signups for the low-income have also been held at the Shelter in an effort to give away 6,000 phones.