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Salvation Army opens its first facility in East Cleveland

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Feb 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-12 17:32:14-05

Some good news for a city struggling with poverty.

The Salvation Army opened its first facility in East Cleveland Sunday afternoon.

City leaders are so grateful they threw a party.

City leaders and Salvation Army officials kicked off the opening of the East Cleveland Corps Community Center with a parade and ribbon cutting ceremony.

This new center will offer a food pantry, a hot meals program, worship services and a senior program, but it's also looking for new ways it can serve East Cleveland.

Two more new Salvation Army Centers will open in Cleveland this year: one in Collinwood and one in West Park.