"It is awesome news, and we will be able to complete the building," said Executive Director
The announcement was made Thursday afternoon by U.S. Senator
'Full steam ahead'
Strickland Contractors has worked with volunteers from the
"The grant couldn't have come at a better time," he said. "Our volunteers have done a tremendous job with the drywall, painting and installing the grid for the drop ceilings. But we were to a point that required major construction by the contractor -- the elevator, plumbing and HVAC."
With the grant secured, Gullatte said they can give the contractor to go "full steam ahead."
"This has been a God-sized project and the Lord has proven himself faithful to his work," he said.
'Tremendous need for ongoing operating costs'
The new facility on
Phase one also includes a medical clinic and community soup kitchen, which will provide 200 meals a day. Gullatte is expecting to move into the new shelter by late fall.
While the new shelter is being built, money to operate the current shelter is still needed. Money from the grant can only be used toward construction, he said.
"There is a tremendous need for ongoing operating budget costs and to plan for the operating budget for the new facility," he said. "We receive some support from the
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