A Letter from our President
It’s finally that time we have all been looking forward to for nearly a year, and in one special building there is a lot going on! Listen closely and you can hear the sounds of the season; hammers flying, saws cutting, people working.
There is a excitement in the air with great anticipation of what it will look like when it’s opened… Oh, not Santa’s workshop- though i’m sure it’s busy. I’m talking about at the MKOC! This week construction began on our long waited expansion. When finished, we will grow from our present 40 beds to nearly 100, from one shower to 10, from zero activity and counseling areas to several. All pointed toward the goal of not just sheltering those in need, but helping them to improve their lives and get out of the homeless cycle.
While that is making for an exciting future at the MKOC, much is going on now.We will continue to operate during the construction process. On Saturday the 10th, we will hold an open house from 10-2. Stop by, take a tour of our facility, and see first hand the good we do. Bring a few goodies such as coats or blankets when you do!
We will be open from December 24th through January the 3rd. We feel that all should have a warm and caring place of comfort to go to, especially at this time of the year.What a great time for new volunteers to sign up; come feel the joy of giving and helping those in need.
And finally, to the many people and groups that have donated money, items, and their time to the MKOC this past year, we give you a heartfelt thank you!!! Without you we could not exist, much less expand. From all of the MKOC board, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.