The Arc Northwest Mississippi has had an amazing year in 2022 full of wonderful programs, events, trainings, classes, and connection for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our region of the state. We are proud of how many lives we impact and honored to be able to continue our mission.
Earlier this year, The Arc NWMS purchased a lot on Getwell Road with the plans of working with an architect to design a building to house our programming and to be a hub to help the people we serve create strong connections with our community. As we were moving forward with our plans, another option was presented to us. A church on Pleasant Hill Road is for sale, and it is perfect for us. The building is as big as the one we were designing and the lot is four acres with plenty of space for parking and expansion. We have placed a bid that has been accepted!
Purchasing a pre-existing building that needs relatively little alteration and repair is a much more cost-effective way of expanding our mission in the current market. To fully purchase the building and make a few necessary changes and updates, we are working to raise $750,000.00. We have secured a buyer for our original land purchase which will start us on our way to raising the money needed this project.
The funds raised from this campaign will be directed towards:
The purchase price of the building
Renovations on the building: flooring, paint, electrical and air conditioning update, new light fixtures
Building technology update: televisions, locks, cameras in common areas
New building supplies: tables, chairs, cabinets, desks
Construction of new covered widened walkways, outdoor space, and office space.
As in all things, our success if dependent on the support of our community. We know that this project will be life changing for the people we serve. Please read on to see how you can help us create this amazing space that will benefit so many worthy people.
The Arc Northwest Mississippi