$64 million will be used for Youth Center
Special for The Republic
Jun. 9, 2006 12:00 AM
For almost 40 years, the Salvation Army's South Mountain Youth Center has offered thousands of children and teens a place to have fun.
Now, thanks to a recent $64 million award from the Ray and Joan Kroc estate, the Phoenix facility will be able to provide more educational, recreational and spiritual benefits to inner-city kids.
'We were extremely excited when we found out we were chosen as one of six sites in the western United States to be a community center,' said Lt. Col. Don Mowery, Southwest divisional commander for the Salvation Army. 'This will touch the lives of 30,000 people in the community.' "