March Director’s Report

Hello Everyone, Another month gone so quickly!  I hope everyone had a happy February!

Property Owners!

I am sure we are all still thrilled that this long and tedious journey to land ownership is over.  Logically we all know the amount of work that is just beginning but I hope everyone takes a moment to really be grateful that we have the amazing team of Peter, Carol, and John that put everything together, attended the meetings, rolled their eyes at the attorneys, and never let go of this dream of furthering our mission.

Busy at the Center

We have had a busy month here at the center.  We had a lot of new people coming in, unfortunately many of them this month have been young.  Due to the recent cold temperatures, I had to institute a “seniors first” policy since we just don’t have enough beds and that group needs a little extra care in weather extremes.

Fire News

We had an inspector out a couple weeks ago to do the final fire inspection on the warehouse.  He sent his report over the weekend and concluded that the fire was caused by the bathroom fan which the Fire Marshall had also concluded.  Over the weekend Service Master came out to see how many dumpsters they would need to clean out the building this week or next.  We have so much that needs to be salvaged and not a whole lot of time or manpower to do it.  Realistically we just need to make it till next month when we will take possession of all the buildings next door and will have a whole lot more room to put things.  Carol is working on some temporary storage and manpower which hopefully will solve the issues.

Around Town

I was asked by a representative of the Chamber if we would be interested in hosting a chamber mixer this spring, I talked it over with Carol and we both think it would be a good idea to show the Chamber members the house we are going to be using for transitional housing and the land that we will be building on.  The woman next door will be gone, and it will give us a couple weeks to have the place cleaned and hope that there are not too many repairs that have to happen.   We do have some furniture that can be moved in, I hope everyone will plan on being there.   The date is April 21 from 6 to 8 PM.

Meal Times at the Center

Right now, due to storage space or lack of, we are only providing meals on days and times when there is not another meal happening (The Mission or Picnic in the Park).  Of course, we still have cereal and PB&J, so no one goes hungry.

All for now,

Rhonda Bishop

Executive Director