OWEGO, N.Y. (WIVT/WBGH) – After 6 years of planning and fundraising, a workforce has broke floor on a community useful resource center in Owego.
The center, formally referred to as “The Neighborhood Depot”, is a collaboration between Racker, the Tioga County Rural Ministry and the Tioga United Way.
The organizations first got here collectively in 2017 to debate constructing a center that might centralize assets in Owego, and in 2024 it should turn into actuality.
It will characteristic places of work for all three of the nonprofits, a spot for community trainings and Owego’s very first community emergency shelter.
Retired Executive Director of Racker, Daniel Brown says this mission will enhance accessibility in methods the Village hasn’t seen earlier than.
“I’m just blessed that this community has welcomed this project and helped us weave together the funding,” Brown mentioned. “It will make it so that people can come to one location to receive multiple services if they should need that which is a really great benefit.”
Construction is projected to be completed by fall of subsequent 12 months.
While over $7,800,00 in funding have already been raised for the mission, a further $350,000 of public funding shall be wanted to complete the center. Details on the general public marketing campaign and contribute shall be revealed in the approaching months.