A homeless shelter in Fannin County is about to become a reality! Open Arms Shelter hopes to be open sometimes this summer or early fall. The building at 1205 Albert Broadfoot was purchased in September of 2018. We had a matching grant from IWSL to purchase the building. Thanks to generous donations from many people, we met the matching grant well ahead of our one-year deadline.
The building has been gutted and framed out. We are halfway through the process of plumbing and electrical wiring. Sheetrock will be put up in the near future. We are very appreciative of all the people who have turned out to help on work days and those who have just shown up when someone is working at the building! David Davis of Davis Electric has been a wonderful blessing with his donation of time and services. We have also been very blessed to have a donation of kitchen cabinets, fixtures, and appliances from Tim Slider.