The Salvation Army works throughout the year to help many of our residents in need, and now it needs for the community to show its support.
Those going by the Salvation Army's headquarters in Weirton in recent weeks most likely noticed scaffolding and other signs of construction set up around the buildings. It is all part of a renovation project for the local corps to help better serve our area communities.
In particular, the quonset hut, which has been a part of the Weirton community for more than 60 years, has been in need of work for some time.
It has been looked at by many as historical and an important reflection of our area's past, its industry and its culture as it was built almost entirely with donated and locally produced steel.
Approximately $175,000 was provided to the Salvation Army to assist with the project costs, as long as another $25,000 could be raised locally. While some of that has been collected through local sources, there is still a way to go and we encourage local residents, if they are able, to find a way to contribute to this effort.
Our local Salvation Army corps and its volunteers works tirelessly each and every month to help the less fortunate, whether it be clothes or food distributions, extra assistance during the holidays like Christmas presents or Thanksgiving dinners, or providing aid to those in the time of loss or disaster.
There is never a bad time to lend a hand to such an organization, and right now the organization can definitely use some extra help to make sure they are able to continue providing as many of their services as possible.
The Salvation Army estimates approximately $10,000 is all that remains needed to reach their goal, which they hoped to have met by the end of July.
We ask our residents, if they are able, to dig a little bit deeper and find a way to give back toward this worthwhile project.