New Coachella Valley Rescue Mission to be Dedicated Monday
INDIO – Supervisor John J. Benoit will speak at the ribbon cutting of the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s new shelter at 11 a.m. Monday, located in Indio at 47-470 Van Buren St.
“The Rescue Mission’s brand-new home will improve the lives of those less fortunate in the Coachella Valley,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “I am proud of the talented team and many financial supporters of the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, including the county, who made the completion of this project possible.”
The 43,000-square-foot building will provide shelter to 150 men, women and children seeking new beginnings. The shelter replaces a 9,700-square-foot building built in the 1930s which, at its fullest capacity, housed 80 people.
In addition to the almost doubled capacity, other features include classrooms offering full GED programs, a large multipurpose room, separate studios for women and children in the family shelter, a playground for children and a dining hall that seats 150 and can serve more than 600 meals per day to the community.
To help fund the project, the county purchased two parcels owned by the Rescue Mission, leasing back the parcel where the new shelter is located for a dollar a year.
For more information about Monday’s ribbon cutting, please contact Darla Burkett, executive director of the Rescue Mission, at (760) 347-3512 extension 222.