Heading into Christmas, the Salvation Army Pasadena Tabernacle will be rejoicing for all to hear, and perhaps a little more exultantly this year.
That might seem odd during a pandemic year that has brought immense challenges and fear to the nonprofit and the hundreds of clients it serves, but the Tabernacle recently received a year-end gift that will help change the course of its history by providing housing for the homeless and more than double the number of people and families it can serve at its Walnut Street campus.
Local philanthropists John and Diane Mullin have gifted $5.65 million to the Salvation Army’s capital campaign, which now has garnered enough to officially kick off the construction of a 9,000-square-foot facility. It will be called the Diane and John Mullin Hope Center.
“When we embarked on this capital campaign it was a just a leap of faith, just trusting that somebody, somewhere in the community would give us a lead gift,” said the Pasadena Tabernacle’s Capt. Terry Masango. “For a long time, we were working from small pledges, and we really wondered how long it might take like that.
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