TAMPA, FL (January 25th, 2022) – Lauren and Tony Dungy will host Tampa community leaders at a ribbon- cutting event to celebrate the opening of The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Center – a complete remodel and building of a new, state of the art, emergency shelter for homeless single men and women in Hillsborough County. Many community leaders will be in attendance including Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.
The details of the event are as follows:
Who: The Salvation Army of Tampa
What: The Salvation Army of Tampa Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of The Red Shield Center When: January 25th, 2022, 11:00 am
Where: 1603 N. Florida Ave, Tampa (overflow parking at 1703 N. Florida Ave – empty lot on the corner of 7th Ave. and N. Florida)
The Red Shield Center is a 39,000-square foot, one-stop social services and residential facility, and is located on a campus-like setting with state-of-the-art amenities, expansive capabilities, and flexible spaces to suit many needs. The entire project cost $6.5 million, and represents a unique community asset for Hillsborough County.
In addition, The Salvation Army will also celebrate a new partnership with The University of South Florida College of Nursing focused on supporting the health of homeless clients residing at The Red Shield Center. This first-of-its-kind partnership between The Salvation Army and the University of South Florida College of Nursing will include an onsite Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to oversee the respite care of clients who are discharged after hospital stays, veteran focused care for veterans residing at the center, and general client assessments as needed.
Lauren and Tony Dungy, and Major David Swyers will be available for interviews upon request. Tours of the new facility will take place after the ribbon cutting ceremony, or by appointment upon request.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first- ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter: @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.