Erie City Mission is working to transform lives, but in order to reach more people, it must transform its facilities.
Erie City Mission rebuilt its men’s shelter and overhauled the men’s recovery program. Now, it’s one step closer to a multi-million dollar expansion.
With shovels in the ground, community and business leaders joined the Erie City Mission to celebrate its expansion. The blessing and groundbreaking ceremony was held at the organization’s campus in downtown Erie on the site where a new kitchen and dining hall will be constructed.
Erie City MIssion currently provides shelter, recovery programs and food for the community. The organization says it serves up to 180,000 meals per year. The new project will be built in two phases at a total cost of more than $3,000, doubling the size of the dining hall and building a chapel.
Steve Westbrook, Executive Director of the Erie City Mission said, “Just thinking of the difference you can continue to make in the lives of those that are hurting… It’s about the facilities. It’s about dignity and about providing and fulfilling needs that people have, as well as helping them transform.”
Phase one, the kitchen and half of the dining hall, will be completed by the end of this year. Phase two, the second half of the dining hall and the chapel, will be started and finished in 2018.
Frontier General Contracting is expected to break ground this month.