SIDNEY — The Mercy Mission House is closer to achieving its capital campaign goal.
The organization has raised 70% of the needed funds for the project. Part of those funds were used to purchase the property at 950 Childrens Home Road from the Full Gospel Church.
While the purchase was finalized this month, the Full Gospel Church will continue to provide services from the current location for the next six months as they build their new church. Both buildings, the church and the fellowship hall were part of the purchase.
“Our board is happy that our long-time buildings will continue to serve the community in such a needed way in the future through the emergency shelter,” said Pastor Jeff Hill, Full Gospel Church.
The Alpha Community Center and the Holy Angels Soup Kitchen will eventually relocate to the fellowship hall building.
“We would like to relocate sometime this spring or summer but first we need to get our shuttle program up and running in order to ensure our clients have an easy transition to the new location,” said Jan Geuy, Alpha Community Center executive director.
Eventually, the buildings at 950 Childrens Home Road will be the location for the Alpha Community Center, Holy Angels Soup Kitchen, Bridges Community Action Partnership and the Mercy Mission House Emergency Center. Having all agencies in one location will allow clients to access different services in one area.
“We are at 70% of our capital campaign goal and we are so thankful to all of our donors. We will start construction once we have reached 100% of our capital campaign goal and the Church has had time to build their new facility,” said Emily Neu, The Mercy Mission House development chair. “We are committed to providing monthly updates on our fundraising efforts.”
For more information about The Mercy Mission House, visit www.themercymissionhouse.com.