Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Salvation Army Conference Room Gets Makeover

 The Salvation Army Headquarters conference room is well-used already, and will soon receive a makeover  by Advisory Board Member Jack Katzman. Here, women gather for the weekly Tea at 2 hosted by Capt. Nancy Ball.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) – Through the generosity of one of its advisory board members, the conference room of the San Bernardino Corps of the Salvation Army’s headquarters building will soon have a new, much improved look.

“Advisory Board Member Jack Katzman has offered to remodel a room and donate much of the materials and labor,” said Capt. Stephen Ball, director of the San Bernardino Corps. “We greatly appreciate the generosity he has extended.”

“I am building a new room from the ground up,” said Katzman, who is the owner of Arrowhead Property Management, Inc. which  rehabiliates and leases office buildings throughout San Bernardino.

The project at the Salvation Army Headquarters Building will include replacing the lights, wiring and doors of the conference room, taking out old carpet to replace it with floor tiles, and painting the walls and adding new wood trim to them.

“The room is used heavily for many program activities and will be very nice when the work is completed,” Capt. Ball said.

One of its previous uses was as the “cold-weather” shelter for up to 28 men during the late fall and winter months, from 2007 through earlier this year when the Salvation Army’s shelter programs moved to their own building on Tenth Street.

It also for many years has been and continues to be used for meetings, worship services, youth programs and other Salvation Army functions.

Katzman, who is not only a member of the San Bernardino Corps advisory board, but president of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center’s advisory board, said its an honor for him to build this project for The Salvation Army.

“The Salvation Army helps people everywhere,” he said. “That’s why I believe in giving back to them.”

About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps
The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Radio Network assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY.

For local help, call the San Bernardino Corps headquarters at (909) 888-1337.