More great news! The construction of the center was completed in early November. The work also ended up under budget. We must say a great thank you to our contractors, Gifford Construction, who did a wonderful job.
We are also grateful for one of our own Development Committee members, Ray Toney, who served as our Construction Manager. Ray has been wonderfully used of the Lord from the beginning of this project, right on through to the completion of the construction.
We are so grateful for all the prayers and for those who have given towards the furnishing and start-up of this center. However, we still have a long way to go before the center can be opened before Christmas Day.
- We still need about $200,000 in start-up funds to help cover such needs as vehicles, enterprise start-up, 3 months of operations, etc.
- We still have many furnishings on our list that have not yet been donated or purchased. You can see the complete list at https://svtc.webconnex.com/happyvalleywomenanchidrencenter, but if you have any questions let us know. This is an opportunity to give a gift to these women and children for Christmas they will never forget.
Once this center is opened, we will be making a shift in how we use our current centers, with the result that we will not only be able to care for over 150 students at a time and reduce the waiting list, but we will also be able to provide better care for each student that God entrusts to us.