HOME SWEET HOME
It’s official! As of last Friday the buildings at 300 Woodrow will no longer be the former animal shelter, but herein called the future home of the Monsignor King Outreach Center! The journey to our new home has been a long and sometimes trying path, however, the future is filled with hope and excitement.
Before we turn our full focus on the future plans, the board of directors and I would like to recognize those who were instrumental in getting the MKOC to this point.
We would like to thank the staff and parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church for taking Monsignor King’s vision and making it a reality. Emilio Gonzales inspired many of us through his work and passion to shelter the homeless.
We thank all of the places which provided us temporary buildings over the years, including ICC, Denton Bible and Visions.
Thank you to Betty Kay, our tireless Executive Director, whose strength and compassion over the years is astounding.
Thank you to the restaurants and many groups who provided meals.
Thank you to Point Bank for continually sponsoring our golf tournament.
Thank you to the hundreds of people who donated time and/or monies to our cause.
Thank you to Mayor Watts and our city council for speaking through their actions and not just with words, and providing us a facility to call home.
And to anyone I might have missed, thank you for helping us all to live out Monsignor King’s words to care for those without “because it’s the right thing to do”.
Now to the future plans! Work is already underway to add sprinklers and fire systems that will allow us to open this winter. A committee is hard at work drawing up plans and needs for future remodeling and expansion of the buildings.
We will keep all informed with updates on this website. Again from our entire board of directors, thank you for your support and belief in our mission.
There is much hard work ahead, but MKOC’s future and Monsignor’s hope to shelter all in need is bright.
-Roy Metzler, President