February 27 at 2:24pm
Veteran & Family Resource Center Groundbreaking Event: A Huge Success!
Kicking off the Interfaith Community Services initiative to address veteran homelessness, over 150 people witnessed an official “sledgehammering” to begin the construction of a new Veteran and Family Resource Center on February 11, 2015. Upon completion, this 10,000 square feet facility at 250 N. Ash Street in Escondido will enhance Interfaith’s mission of Helping People Help Themselves.
To celebrate the beginning of construction, Interfaith’s groundbreaking ceremony welcomed over 160 guests, including charitable supporters, community members, government representatives, volunteers and staff to learn more about the project, hear success stories and tour the facility.
Present at the event were Tom & Dorothy Hawthorne, Kathy Issa of the Issa Family Foundation, Bill Horn – Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, Dave Roberts – Vice Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, Alexis Parker and Ron Sutliff of HomeAid, and representatives from the project’s construction company, Johnson & Jennings. After the program, guests were welcome to mingle, enjoy refreshments and put on hardhats to tour the facility with Robert Adams, Chief Development Officer of Interfaith Community Services.