Volunteers have completed architectural drawings and schematics, obtained city permits, demolished the floor and existing structures and repaired damaged infrastructure and roughed construction. What remains for this phase is finish work: drywall installation, fixtures (tiles, sinks, lighting, janitorial sink, doors & hardware), painting and the sealing of surfaces. We have two volunteer crews ready to assist once funding and donations are secured for the finish work. Expenses in this phase are a one-time cost.
Shower & Laundry Operations
target launch: 2/2019
Following construction, safe, clean shower and laundry facilities will immediately be available for guests, 4 hours a day, five days a week in concert with the operation of Manna Community Meal; potentially serving 64 people each day. Within the facility will be these resources-laundry soap, shampoo, body soap, towels, washcloths and, when available through donations, clean/new undergarments. Guests will have a set of clean, borrowed clothes to change into while their laundry is being done. Expenses in this phase are the ongoing costs of operating the facility.
target launch: 6/2019
Our long range plan is to provide commercial laundry services to provide a revenue stream and provide employment for our guests. We will local businesses as customers. Expenses in this phase will increase due to the commercial laundry and job training operations. Revenue from fees for service are expected to match the increased expenses and offset some expenses for ongoing operations of the shower and laundry for homeless guests.