BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo City Mission is getting a big boost to help with its new One-Stop Community Center.
The E & W G Foundation, a subsidiary of the East Hill Foundation is donating $500,000 to the City Mission. The funding will support construction for the recuperative care unit for the Mission's community center at 100 E. Tupper Street.
The new unit will be named the East Hill Foundation Recuperative Care Unit, and will be housed on the second floor of the new Community Center.
"Our foundation is honored to support the City Mission in their work to rehabilitate and renew lives," said Kenneth Dulian, Executive Director of the Foundation. "Together with the East Hill Foundation, we share the Mission's history of helping others by supporting everyone in need with the same standards of dignity, respect, and compassion. We hope that today's support will help the Mission to further advance its meaningful and tireless work for our community's homeless."
Scheduled to open in 2020, the $15 million Center will provide community and preventative services, emergency shelter, transitional housing and recuperative care for the homeless. The current City Mission will remain open throughout construction.