The Salvation Army announced it was selected by Fluor Corporation as one of its 10 community projects to receive $10,000 from the company’s $100,000 Global Community Project Fund. With the funds and volunteer support received from Fluor, The Salvation Army will have the opportunity to renovate a classroom space that will provide on-site growth and learning opportunities for men fighting against addictions. This space will give men in the Rehabilitation Program access to financial literacy programs, budgeting workshops, parenting classes, and much more. These opportunities will help men become addiction free and allow them to enter the workforce and provide for their families.
"As a corporate citizen committed to social responsibility, Fluor strives to make a sustainable impact in the communities where we have operations and projects,” said Torrence Robinson, senior director, Community Affairs, Fluor. “Through the Community Fund, we strive to partner with organizations that help improve our communities."
The Salvation Army is celebrating its 110th year serving the Greenville Community. Last year Social Services helped over 11,600 people with critical needs such as housing, energy and food assistance. The shelters provided refuge to over 20,000 people in need. The Men’s Rehabilitation Program helped 161 men start a new life.
“The Salvation Army is always working to do the most good in the Greenville Community,” said Major Kent Davis, Area Commander. “We are so grateful to Fluor Corporation for joining us in our mission.”
The first Community Fund, launched during Fluor’s centennial anniversary in 2012, enabled employees to help enrich the lives of 45,000 individuals in communities around the world. As part of the selection process for this year’s Global Community Project Fund, Fluor employees nominated organizations and community projects from around the globe. The 10 finalists were chosen through a worldwide public vote. For information, please visit http://community-fund.fluor.com/.