Union Rescue gets $200,000 grant toward new mission | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Union Rescue gets $200,000 grant toward new mission

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 10:31 AM

OLD MISSION: Union Rescue hopes to replace this building, which the city wants to use for homeless center.
  • OLD MISSION: Union Rescue hopes to replace this building, which the city wants to use for homeless center.
The Sturgis Foundation has given $200,000 to the Union Rescue Mission to help with its $3 million campaign to build a new shelter and rehabilitation center for men near the old mission on Confederate Boulevard and to rehabilitate a women's shelter on Park Street.

Details here.

The city of Little Rock purchased the old mission a year ago for conversion to a long-promised day resource center for homeless. Union Rescue has been renting the space in the interim as it works on a new building. Last September, city officials said they hoped to have the day center open by last January. I've asked City Hall for an update on the delay.

UPDATE From Assistant City Manager Bryan Day:

We are hopefully about thirty to forty-five days away - work is progressing nicely and as of now there are no unforeseen "construction challenges".

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