12 June 2018

Grant From The Home Depot Foundation Will Change Lives At New Salvation Army Housing Development

The Donald and Priscilla Hunt Apartments at Bell Oasis Receive Major Grant Toward Completion of 64-unit Affordable Housing Units

Los Angeles, (June 12, 2018) – The Salvation Army’s Donald and Priscilla Hunt Apartments at Bell Oasis are scheduled to open its doors in July of this year with a formal “Grand Opening” event slated for some time in September. When that happens, formerly homeless individuals will begin new lives of hope and restoration in a clean, safe and nurturing environment. It has been a long journey to this point and one that could not be coming to fruition without the generosity of many individuals and organizations.

The newly announced grant from the Home Depot Foundation of $400,000 for hard costs to construct the apartments will get the project over the finish line and ready to open its doors as scheduled. These 64 units, 43 of which will be reserved for homeless veterans, represent the continuing commitment of The Salvation Army’s mission to combat homelessness. Located adjacent to The Salvation Army’s 480 bed comprehensive supportive services Bell Shelter, the Bell Oasis Apartments will likewise have intensive case-managed social services on site.

“The Salvation Army cannot do the work it does without the vital financial assistance it receives from a variety of sources – from individuals to government entities to corporations with a conscience,” said Lt. Col. Kyle Smith Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army’s Southern California Division. “The Home Depot Foundation and its new grant will now become part of life-changing landmarks in the futures of the people we have the privilege to serve.”

Media inquiries contact Robert Brennan at (818) 648-9098 or Robert.Brennan@usw.salvationarmy.org