Demolition Begins This Week at the Chico Salvation Army Building

Demolition began at the old salvation army building in Chico on East 16th Street this week. It's all in an effort to re-build a brand new facility that will better serve the community.

Posted: May 15, 2018 4:21 PM
Updated: May 15, 2018 10:32 PM

Chico, Calif. -- Demolition began at the old Salvation Army building in Chico on East 16th Street this week. It's all in an effort to rebuild a brand new facility that will better serve the community.

After years of planning, the Chico Salvation Army is thrilled to kick off its rebuilding efforts.

"What a way to celebrate! We're celebrating National Salvation Army Week in Chico literally here with a bang," said Salvation Army Lieutenant Arwyn Rodriguera. 

The old Salvation Army building has been around since 1969. 

"We are tearing down our old facility and preparing to build a new facility that's going to include a gym, classroom and space to better serve seniors and low-income families here in Chico," said Rodriguera.

The Salvation Army is hoping to have the new center ready by mid-2019.

"We want to work with low-income families to help sustain them in their housing to get them the assistance that they need whether it's food, clothing. That physical assistance, or cooking, support groups," said Rodriguera.

Rodriguera said, the funding for this program is all thanks to the generous community.

"We just want to say thank you to the community of Chico and to our amazing donors and to our guest base who benefits from our generosity every day," said Rodriguera.

The transition is bittersweet for the Salvation Army.

"I'm excited to see the vision come to fruition, but there's also grief in transition right? We love our facility, we love our families who were blessed by the facility so we're hopeful towards the future and yet we find ourselves remembering what's been done in the past," said Rodriguera.

Here is a list of where the Salvation Army services have shifted to:

10:45 a.m. Sunday service - Chapman School, 1071 E. 16th St.
The Family Service And Education Office - 1280 E. Ninth St. (Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Arrangements for food distribution can be made at the Ninth Street office.

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