Now that we are the proud, yet humble owners of the property at 1150 South Park Drive, construction is well underway! Included in the construction is private client consultation rooms, kitchen and dining room to allow hot meal service during pantry hours, and a large room for afterschool care.
Plans for packing up and moving to occur in early June, are in the works. At this time we are in need of assistance in packing up at our current location. If you are free and would like to help on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 - 11:30 now through June 4th, please contact Stacie Ruff firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not done yet! Beyond the help to pack up, move and unpack we are still in need of partners to help us complete this project in its entirety which includes a playground for after school care, and expansion of services. We ask that you prayerfully consider how to support those in need in our community.
Continue reading more about our journey and vision along with a few shots of construction progress.
Again we thank you for your support to get us to this point and for future blessings.
Over the years The Refuge has been blessed with wonderful rental spaces for our pantry and services provided through our ministry. However, paying rent adds to our expenses which limits the services we can provide. The staff and board have determined that in an effort to meet the desire and need to expand services and continue being good stewards we need to purchase a property. The property at 1150 South Park Drive, Greenwood, IN 46143 was available. Recently the Refuge was able to purchase this through support raised through this campaign. Construction will begin soon on several updates needed before we can move in an allow us to further our mission.
With this additional space it will allow us the resources to add services such as; a kitchen to prepare and serve hot meals during our open pantry times, outdoor space and classrooms to host an after school program which will offer elementary students tutoring and mentoring, and classroom to offer life skill classes such as; budgeting, interviewing, resume writing, and computer skills.
We ask that you prayerfully consider joining us in this journey to move the The Refuge into a forever home.
To get a complete overview of the vision of the campaign CLICK HERE.