The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command will host a “Topping Out” of the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on Wednesday, February 20 at Noon. The event will take place at the construction site, intersection of Ballentine Blvd and Princess Anne Rd in Norfolk, and will give donors to the campaign and other special guests and opportunity to sign the final pieces of steel that will then support the roof of the Kroc Center.
A barbeque lunch and short program will precede a tour of the construction site and signing of the beam.
The 92,000 square foot Kroc Center, in the Broad Creek community in Norfolk has been an eight year process and within the last eight months the steel has been on the land and the facility begun to take shape. In the chapel crews are putting in the studs and sheathing, roofing work will start soon and will begin with the chapel area. The galvanized steel that will display the cross is up and the concrete in the lobby area has been poured as well. Studs and sheathing are going up in the fitness area, the entire joist system for the gymnasium went up recently and crews are working on the first floor locker rooms and second floor aerobics rooms and running track.
Footings for the pool have been set, steel and concrete will soon be going into the pool area and the waterpark will really begin to take shape.
The $28 million endowment campaign still remains active with an additional $2.5 million left to raise to fully endow the program.