Kroc Center slated for Suisun City, Calif.

The Western Territory has announced that the final Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center to be built in the Western Territory will be in Suisun City, Calif. An award of $44 million will allow the Del Oro Division to construct a 56,000 sq. ft. facility adjacent to a public park, library, and middle school. This award is divided into a $22 million grant for facility construction and a $22 million program endowment.

The proposed facility will include a 280-seat chapel/auditorium, two swimming pools, multi-court gymnasium, fitness center, two aerobic/dance studios, child care center with outdoor playground, 3,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose community meeting space, classrooms, climbing wall, large commercial kitchen and a party room.

A bedroom community between Sacramento and San Francisco, Suisun City has a population of 27,000 people. The Kroc Center will also provide services to the adjacent cities of Fairfield and Vacaville, extending its impact to the greater Solano County area.

The facility, currently under design, is expected to be completed in May 2012. Corps Officers Captains Jonathan and Vickie Harvey are “overwhelmed with the opportunity that God has given us in Suisun City.” Divisional Commander Major Doug Riley, adds, “This is a huge boost to The Salvation Army in Northern California.”

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