New Krocs opening in 2012
Western Territory will welcome three more Kroc Centers this year.
By Steve Bireley
Citizens of Kapolei, Hawaii; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Suisun City, Calif., will soon be blessed with Kroc Centers.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Hawaii will be dedicated Jan. 27. At nearly 200,000-square feet, Hawaii rivals the San Diego Center in size. Corps activities have been ongoing even prior to dedication but the congregation is understandably anxious to move into their new home.
The Valley of the Sun will shine a bit brighter on May 18 with the dedication of the 160,000-square foot Salvation Army Kroc Center in Phoenix. Long renowned for its groundbreaking and character-building boxing program, the corps will be housed in a true ring of honor in the Kroc Center. The congregation is also looking forward to its new location.
On the heels of the Phoenix opening will be the Suisun City Kroc Center dedication on May 26. At 67,000-square feet, it will be among the smaller centers, but the impact on the community will be immeasurable.
Indeed, The Salvation Army family is expanding significantly in 2012 with three brand new Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, spreading far and wide the mission of The Salvation Army.