The Union Rescue Mission will hold a grand opening of its newly built Men’s Facility Saturday at Confederate Boulevard in Little Rock.
The organization that helps the homeless, victims of domestic violence and people with addiction problems.
Leaders of the local chapter say the opening comes as the community faces an increase in the number of people needing assistance.
Executive Director William Tollett says they exceeded a $3 million dollar fundraising project which was used to build the Men’s Facility and renovate the Women’s Facility at S. Park Street.
He offered his "heartfelt gratefulness to the community. What they’ve done for 67 years and helping us to reach out to those of the last, least and lost here in Central Arkansas."
"We couldn’t do what we do with 12 employees and our budget of $875,000 a year to serve that many people without the 200 volunteer hours that happen every month and do everything from answering telephones, to teaching all kinds of classes, and providing every client a one-on-one mentor.”
The new Men’s Facility will house over 170 people.
The Union Rescue Mission was started in 1946. Click here to learn more about the organization.