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Expansion at Carthage Crisis Center completed

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Members of the crisis center in Carthage hope their new expansion will allow let them to serve the community better.

 

Today the expansion for the center was celebrated by board members and former crisis center residents.  The center serves as a shelter for homeless and needy people in the 4 state area and was completed this summer. The expansion was all paid for by community volunteers, organizations and churches and officials say the need for a center like this in a central area can make all the difference in one persons life.

The ceremony today included former residents of the center, along with board members and other city officials.

"We give out free furniture and appliances and as you heard we are heavily involved in the distribution of food because we've been blessed with so much food we just share it with the entire area. In fact, we share food with organizations from all over Southwest Missouri, and Southeast Kansas." Executive Director of the center, Brian Bisbee says.

Thanks to the expansion, the center can house up to 50 men, 8 women and 5 families total.

 

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