The workforce in Spryfield is about to get a bit of a boost as the Salvation Army moves its divisional headquarters into the Halifax community.
The 20 administrative workers will move into their new 4,000 sq. ft. office next to the Spryfield Community Resource Centre on Herring Cove Road on Feb. 18.
With the lease expiring at their former Bayers Road Shopping Centre site, PR director Rhonda Harrington said it just made sense to relocate into a building the Salvation Army already owns.
“We conducted a capital campaign in 2008 and this building was one of the pillars of the campaign to get a new centre in Spryfield built,” Harrington said. “This is one of our areas of highest need where we do see a lot of clients, and serve a lot of people.”
The headquarters runs the five centres in HRM — Spryfield, Fairview, Dartmouth, Sackville and Halifax Citadel and the men’s shelter/addiction centre on Gottingen Street — as well as centres in New Brunswick and PEI.
The Spryfield resource centre offers numerous community-based programs including a kid's club, a senior's outreach program, an internet cafe, a Sally Ann book club, mom and tot programs, a breakfast program, nutrition classes for new immigrants and more.
Harrington said the move will mean a few more people will be accessing Spryfield shops and restaurants.