The Salvation Army Dedicates Cleveland Temple Corps in Collinwood
The Salvation Army is inviting community members to celebrate the opening of the new Cleveland Temple Corps at a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication service on Sunday, March 19th at 3:00pm at 17625 Grovewood Avenue. After the service, visitors will be able to tour the building and see the exciting offerings now available to area residents.
Captains Daniel and Karen Alverio, who oversee the new facility, have been overwhelmed with the positive response since the building opened last November. “Participation in our programs has nearly doubled. We are grateful for the support we’ve received. Our goals are to create a welcoming and safe place to worship, provide assistance, offer educational programs, life skills training and access to health and fitness resources here in Collinwood”, said Captain Daniel Alverio.
The Salvation Army Temple Corps provides a variety of services to the community. Some examples include hosting a hot meal program every Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon in partnership with area churches, utility assistance, grocery assistance through their new Choice Food Pantry and referrals to other community resource organizations. Education programs for children are a priority at the Corps with the after school Learning Zone, and Summer Day Camp to keep a focus on learning all year round. Fitness programs have also become a real draw for children, teens and adults. There is open gym 6 days a week, a weight and workout room open daily and plans to begin basketball, volleyball, and soccer leagues.
Captain Daniel and Karen, along with their staff, are committed to providing as much support to the community as possible. “We are providing best-in-class programs and we expect high outcomes. If we are serving God, and the needs of our community, then we have to give them our best. This facility is a representation of our best.”
Capital Campaign Director for The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland.