Rescue Mission Eyes Late Spring, Early Summer for Building Completion

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Now fully funded, the new $5.9 million home of the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley should be completed and ready by late spring or early summer this year, the organization announced.

The project, which took fewer than two years to complete, will be located at 1300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – about an eighth of a mile northeast from the current location.

Walls, roof, heating and cooling systems are in place, and the brickwork is almost complete, according to a release. The wiring has been run, while interior colors for the walls and furniture have yet to be finished. Videos and photos of the ongoing project can be seen HERE. The groundbreaking for the project was in October 2019.

Additionally, there has been $745,274 raised for the $1.5 million #SupplyOurShelter campaign to provide the new building with furniture, appliances and items needed to care for the men, women and children staying at the Rescue Mission. On average, 25 females, 11 children and 30 males resided there nightly from Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020.

The future dining hall will include a professional-grade kitchen and pantry. (Image: Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley)

“We can’t wait to swing the doors wide open to show you around before we move our ministry in,” said Rescue Mission president and CEO John Muckridge III. “Please consider helping us with the final fundraising needs.” 

Click HERE for an overview of the #SupplyOurShelter campaign and what all is needed.

As of Feb. 22, the 2 Run 4 Mattresses fundraiser, led by local runner Rick Blair, has raised $7,279 for 185 mattresses needed at the Mission. He and other runners will be running one mile every hour for 24 hours on March 13 to bring awareness to the Supply Our Shelter campaign.

Rescue Mission chief development officer Lynn Wyant can be reached at 330 744 5485 or if any individuals or groups want to create their own fundraisers.

Pictured at top: Rendering of the new Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. (Image: Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.