Marysville Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Social Services Office

Aug 19, 2019 | by Lora Marini Baker

The Salvation Army of Marysville, WA, hosted a ground-breaking event to celebrate its new social services office. Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring joined Lt. Colonel Bill Dickinson to cut the ribbon on August 9. Mayor Nehring applauded The Salvation Army as being “critical in the community.” He added, “we are genuinely grateful for what The Salvation Army does in Marysville.”

Also attending the event were Lt. Colonel Lisa Dickinson, Northwest Service Extension Director Shaun Jones, local Advisory Board members, and Marysville City Council members.

Lt. Colonel Bill Dickinson said the new location is place for “hope, relationships, community, and assistance with a hand up, not a hand out, today and into the future.”

The move coincides with the recent decent to transition from a corps to service extension office in Marysville. The new office is located on busy street in the central part of town, with easy access from public transportation. Services to the community have already increased. In recent weeks, community meals have increased from three to four meals per week, and a mobile laundry truck visits the building every week.

The Marysville service extension office will be managed by social services employee Jenny Roodzant. Jenny has been employed by The Salvation Army in Marysville for four years and is very familiar with the community and clientele.

Photo (from left to right): Jenny Roodzant, Salvation Army Marysville Center Coordinator; Lauren Ziegler, Salvation Army Assistant Director of Service Extension; Tom King, Salvation Army Marysville Advisory Board; Kamille Norton, Marysville City Council President; Lt Colonels Lisa and Bill Dickinson, Salvation Army Northwest Divisional Leaders; Mayor Jon Nehring, City of Marysville; Bruce Larson, Salvation Army Marysville Advisory Board Chairman; Shaun Jones, Salvation Army Director of Service Extension; Lynn McCoy, Salvation Army Marysville Advisory Board Past Chair, Current Secretary

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