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Charlotte Rescue Mission completes renovation

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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Volunteers from Hendrick Motor Sports unload furniture for the Charlotte Rescue Mission.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Driver Casey assembles hardware on wardrobes in the basement dormitory at the Charlotte Rescue Mission.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    For the last two months, clients of the Charlotte Rescue Mission have stayed in a gymnasium without running water or toilets. This week they will move into renovated dormitories with new furniture.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Volunteers from Hendrick Motor Sports carry eighty 200 pound wardrobes up three flights of stairs to the renovated dormitory of the Charlotte Rescue Mission.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Volunteers from Hendrick Motor Sports carry eighty 200 pound wardrobes up three flights of stairs to the renovated dormitory of the Charlotte Rescue Mission.

A project to renovate portions of the Charlotte Rescue Mission on West First Street neared completion this week, with the delivery of $125,000 in furniture for the nonprofit’s men’s dorm.

Men are expected to move back into the dorm Wednesday. The mission, which helps homeless men and women overcome addictions, announced in December that it was launching a $400,000 renovation of the building, parts of which were built in the 1920s.

It has been home to the mission since the 1960s, when the neighborhood was known as “Blood Alley” for its reputation for violence. Local churches covered much of the renovation cost.

Mark Price

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