New Emergency Shelter Project Out for Bids

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We have received a $1 million grant to build a new emergency day and night shelter next to our current Bishop Ott Shelter. Our architect, Bob Lunsford, has a good design for the facility that will expand our ability to serve the homeless during the day, as well as during emergency situations such as freeze nights and hurricanes. This project had to receive city, state, HUD, and EPA approval. We have received those approvals, as well as approval from the city and state to go out for bids. The bids were due in before the end of March. Hopefully, the bids came in within the scope of the dollars that we have to expend for this project, and we can break ground sometime in April or May on this project, which is so needed by homeless men, women, and children in our community. We want to thank the Mayor’s Office of Community Development for their support of this significant project, which will have such an impact in our community. We will keep you informed of the progress of this exciting new endeavor. Please keep this project in your thoughts and prayers.