The Salvation Army’s new Wayne Bergstrom Center of Hope meets practical needs in Montgomery County.
Cathy Hutchison · February 16, 2018
IMAGINE LOSING everything you own. What if you weren’t sure where your next meal would come from? How safe would you feel if there was no door to lock?
Understanding this perspective will give you a deeper appreciation for the mission of the Salvation Army who are focused on helping people who don’t have resources.
Their programs support the homeless to transition back to better jobs and housing. They offer addiction recovery, veterans services and disaster relief. In fact, the Salvation Army’s mission began over 150 years ago by an evangelist who wanted to offer practical help to the poor as he preached the Gospel.
While it began in England, the Salvation Army’s work goes on in 128 countries—including across the United States.
DESIGN TO MEET THE NEED
In Conroe, Texas—north of Houston—the Salvation Army of Montgomery County opened the Wayne Bergstrom Center of Hope.
The original building which served the community was 30 years old and had the ability to house 40 people. However, as the population of the county grew, so did the need. The center was serving over 100 people. In addition, there was no space for families.