In mid-October, the Salvation Army Austin kicked off its capital campaign to raise $14 million. Officials say funds raised will support a renovated emergency shelter, a new shelter for women and children, new facilities to administer Salvation Army programs and a new drug and alcohol rehab program for women.
This campaign runs at the same time as the familiar Red Kettle campaign, but there is a difference, officials said. Funds raised by the Red Kettle campaign support ongoing services, while the capital campaign will provide the brick and mortar facilities from which to deliver those services.
“There is a quiet crisis of family homelessness in Austin,” said Area Commander Lt. Colonel Henry Gonzalez. “Through this capital campaign, we are shining a spotlight on family homelessness and raising the resources to greatly expand our capacity to serve them.”
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