I wanted to update you on the New Life Program Scholarship Gala held on April 12th held at the Stockton Golf and Country Club since I know many of our faithful could not attend.
Listed below are several exciting announcements:
We raised 20 New Life Program Scholarships!
At the 2017 Gala, we made a promise to begin the active fundraising for the former Alustiza Hotel’s renovation. Today, we have secured in-kind or cash pledges totaling almost $2,768,000 of the total estimated $3,100,000 required pending a $1,350,000 Federal Home Loan Bank loan/grant decision in June. When completed in 2020 this renovation will create one of the largest homeless regeneration programs in America at 150 beds for women and children when 96 are added to our current program.
We have officially pledged to San Joaquin County a new Disaster Refugee Relief Program. In sum, should an earthquake, fire or other natural disaster or terrorism event occur in San Joaquin County, we can accommodate for several weeks up to 50 refuges for up to 3 weeks where lodging, food and clothing are provided while working with the Red Cross. This is in addition to our current overnight shelter program for 100 men, women and children.
I am pleased to announce a partnership with Finding a Best Friend Animal Rescue. This partnership will allow Homeless coming into the New Life Program the ability have their dogs fostered during the entire time they are at the Mission. This solves one of the reasons Homeless refuse to enter our Program.
We thank God for the favor given the Gospel Center Rescue Mission as evidenced by the above updates. The greatest, however, is our faithful friends and supporters like you! God bless you always!
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