Senator Ball To Present $100,000 Grant To Salvation Army At Peekskill Celebration

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Brewster, N.Y. – (7/30/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson), has successfully secured a $100,000 capital grant for the Peekskill Salvation Army and will host a check presentation this Saturday at 1pm during the Peekskill Celebration.  

Senator Ball made a pledge to the Peekskill Salvation Army that he would work tirelessly to secure money to extend their dining hall. Today, Senator Ball is happy to announce, that as a result of a three-way agreement, funds are now available for a $100,000 capital grant.

The check presentation will be hosted at Salvation Army’s tent at the Peekskill Celebration this Sunday at 1pm. The Peekskill Celebration is a weekend of family fun and activities at Peekskill's Riverfront Green.

“We are very honored and very grateful to have met Senator Ball. Every time he talks, he means what he says. We are so grateful that Senator Ball was able to come through with this grant. He is a man of his word,” said Envoy Chacka Watch of the Peekskill Salvation Army. “On behalf of the community we are very grateful to god for Senator Greg Ball.”

The money will be used to extend the dining hall and build an additional bathroom at the Peekskill Salvation Army, located at 117 Nelson Avenue in Peekskill. Currently the dining hall cannot handle the over 100 people that are served everyday.

"Working with local partners, I am so happy that we were able to secure this grant for the Peekskill Salvation Army and I will support them in every way moving forward," said Senator Greg Ball. "As long as I am in office, I will continue to deliver for the residents of Peekskill and all the towns I represent and fight to bring as much of our tax money back from Albany, to home, where it belongs"


Who:  Senator Greg Ball

           Peekskill Salvation Army


What:  Check presentation of $100,000 capital grant


When: Saturday, August 4th at 1:00 pm


Where: Riverfront Green Park, Salvation Army Tent, Hudson Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566


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