PORTLAND — Home Builders Foundation and Portland Rescue Mission on Sept. 12 hosted a kickoff event for the Next Step renovation project.
The expansion to Next Step, Portland Rescue Mission’s site for men in addiction recovery, will double its capacity.
Upon completion in Spring 2013, Next Step, at 10336 N.E. Wygant St., will be home to 40 men during the mission’s 12- to 18-month addiction recovery program. Classes, counseling and job skills training will be on-site.
Members of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, including general contractor Nathan Young, will have donated an estimated minimum of $325,000 in labor, materials and expertise by project’s end.
The Home Builders Foundation facilitates ac=quisition and allocation of these donations.
“We are committed to giving back to our community,” said Ken Cowdery, executive director of Home Builders Foundation. “It is a privilege to help Portland Rescue Mission positively impact more men suffering with addictions.”
The event included a brief presentation to outline the expansion, an overview of future use of the facility and recognition of contributions to the project.
Since 1949, Portland Rescue Mission has given hope to hurting and homeless people by providing meals, shelter and other care. Visit www.Portland-RescueMission.org for more information.
The Home Builders Foundation, established in 1997, is the charity of choice for home builders.
It aims to build transitional shelter for families in need and provide construction-related educational opportunities for youth in need. Visit BuildHopePDX.
org for more information.