Grand Valley Salvation Army turns 105

By: Suzanne Nogami Email
By: Suzanne Nogami Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - With the rough economy lately, many are turning to local organizations for some help.

One in particular may have come to mind: the Salvation Army is celebrating 105 years of Grand Valley service.

The organization opened its doors on Main Street in January of 1908.

The organization has grown with different programs over the century, helping over 2,000 families with their Christmas presents in December, providing almost 2,000 hot Thanksgiving meals and raising over 80,000 pounds of food for Christmas food boxes last year-- and that's just to name a few.

"Within the last four years we started feeding high school students here at Grand Junction High School," said Captain Dan Wilson with the Salvation Army.

In the past 105 years, the Salvation Army has helped countless families, but they aren't settling for that for the next 105 years.

The company is looking at acquiring some property and expanding some services locally.

If you would like to be part of this growing organization, call the Salvation Army at 242-7513, or donate directly to their thrift store at 1155 N. 4th St.

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