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Muskegon Rescue Mission breaks ground on 16-000 square foot expansion

Muskegon Resuce Mission

Comes after $4 million raised through private donations.

After a long fundraising campaign, officials from the Muskegon Rescue Mission Monday broke ground on a new multi-purpose facility.

Monday marked the beginning of construction on Muskegon Rescue Mission’s 16,000-square-foot expansion, which will house the Bright Futures Daycare & Preschool as well as a Community Resource Center.

After the city of Muskegon gifted Rescue Mission the 1.48-acre parcel that the development will be built on, the organization still had to come up with over $4 million before the groundbreaking Monday, something it through a fundraising campaign and private donations.

Dan Skolund is the executive director of Muskegon Rescue Mission. He says, by the ‘Grace of God,’ they were able to raise the funds.

Once completed, the Community Resource Center will house a central location of services that are currently spread out across the county, while offering an affordable preschool and daycare facility serving low-income families.

Located at 1747 7th St., behind the Men’s Shelter, the new expansion is expected to be completed this year.

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