If the Salvation Army’s $95M Homeless Center Can’t Be Built Here, It Can’t Be Built Anywhere

Too often, it is easier to curse the darkness than to offer a light. Such is the case of homelessness in Dallas where it is more comfortable to avert our eyes from the suffering as we go about our more fortunate lives than to commit to alleviating the misery of life on the streets. So, in the midst of great prosperity in North Texas, homelessness continues to outpace the resources needed to restore lives. This doesn’t have to be. And that is why we support the leadership behind the Salvation Army’s latest effort to reduce homelessness — a $95 million, 20-acre campus to provide a wide variety of essential services for the homeless that it will pay for entirely through private donations.This project is an impressive display of confidence in the caring hearts and deep pockets of our community. Proposed for an industrial area along the Stemmons Freeway frontage road at Viceroy Drive, the new campus would replace the nonprofit’s undersized Carr P. Collins facility on Harry Hines Boulevard.  Continue reading...

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