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Salvation Army Recieves $10k for New Building
Nearly $5 million down, and just $2 million to go. The Springfield chapter of the Salvation Army needs $6.8 million to build a new center, and today, it received a $10,000 donation from the Caddyshack Open. It's an annual golf tournament that donates to a different charity each year. This year, it went to the Salvation Army's capital campaign.
"It's really an expansion of all of our programs," corps officer Paul Logan said. "The needs have been great here in the Sangamon County area. We have had increased numbers in our food pantry, and this will be an expansion of the pantry and add refrigeration and freezer storage, which we don't have right now."
While the Salvation Army hopes to finish raising the money by December, it uses holiday donations for the next budget. The Salvation Army hopes to complete the new building by 2014.