On February 3, I was invited to attend the formal dedication of The Salvation Army’s new Johnson County Family Lodge located in Olathe, KS. Our firm was hired to raise the $2.2 million needed to build this beautiful 14-unit shelter and I was tapped to serve as their consultant throughout the 18-month campaign. The money was raised on time and, as is the Army’s policy, construction did not start until all the funds were secured…..not a bad policy, actually. Now, there is a wonderful “safe harbor” open in Olathe to those who otherwise might be living in their car…..or worse.
John Marshall (left) with Ben Craig, Campaign Chair for the new Johnson County Family Lodge