A new temporary home has been found for The Salvation Army, whose previous home on Main Street in downtown El Centro was the casualty of a fire in November that gutted the location.
"We worked out a deal, where Valley Plaza will let us use a building on a temporary basis," said Salvation Army Capt. Julio Vásquez, adding the new store will be in the former Woolworth location and is expected to open in several weeks.
Bob Houck, president of San Diego-based VPCC Inc., owner of Valley Plaza, said he was approached by the city and asked if he might be able to help.
"We were very willing," Houck said.
The city point person for the contact was City Manager Abdel Salem, who in turn, said he was contacted by members of The Salvation Army's advisory board.