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Chamber Celebrates New Salvation Army Facility

OSWEGO, NY – Members of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce joined local and state officials in celebrating the opening of Salvation Army’s new Oswego site with a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.

The chamber joined local officials in celebrating the opening of the Salvation Army’s new location. From left are Pam Taormina of the chamber; chamber board member Linda Thomas-Caster; chamber board president Tom Greco; Carol Hayes, of the Salvation Army; executive director of the United Way Melanie Trexler; chamber board member Paul Lear; county legislator Ron Sakonyi; chamber board member Ed Shaperjahn; Salvation Army board member Paul Santore; Jennifer Cook of Assemblyman Will Barclay’s office; Capt. Ken Hayes and Major Corrine Hayes of the Salvation Army; Salvation Army board member Mercedes Neiss; advisory chair to the Salvation Army and chamber board member Barb Bateman; Salvation Army board member Troy Vernon; chamber director Beth Hilton; Salvation Army board member and county legislator Amy Tressider; Linda West of the Salvation Army Church; and Theresa Scanlon-Sugar of Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home.
The chamber joined local officials in celebrating the opening of the Salvation Army’s new location. From left are Pam Taormina of the chamber; chamber board member Linda Thomas-Caster; chamber board president Tom Greco; Carol Hayes, of the Salvation Army; executive director of the United Way Melanie Trexler; chamber board member Paul Lear; county legislator Ron Sakonyi; chamber board member Ed Shaperjahn; Salvation Army board member Paul Santore; Jennifer Cook of Assemblyman Will Barclay’s office; Capt. Ken Hayes and Major Corrine Hayes of the Salvation Army; Salvation Army board member Mercedes Neiss; advisory chair to the Salvation Army and chamber board member Barb Bateman; Salvation Army board member Troy Vernon; chamber director Beth Hilton; Salvation Army board member and county legislator Amy Tressider; Linda West of the Salvation Army Church; and Theresa Scanlon-Sugar of Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home.

Located at 73 W. Second St., the new facility provides the Salvation Army with much larger space and allows it to accommodate the increasing amount of community members that it serves on a daily basis.

The building houses an expanded area for food preparation, storage and dining, several classrooms for educational programs, a fellowship hall and worship area, as well as conference rooms and offices for the agency’s staff.

The Oswego Salvation Army, which is part of the International Salvation Army organization, provides community members with a variety of services including a soup kitchen, food pantry, emergency services, as funds, for rent and utilities, character building programs, and social fellowship programs.

The Oswego Salvation Army is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 343-6491.