Charlotte Rescue Mission completes renovation

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