The Union Rescue Mission has received a $450,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation toward a $3 million drive to build a new mission on Confederate Boulevard, close by the old mission that has been acquired by the city of Little Rock for its day center for the homeless. (An issue that has been somewhat in the news of late.) The money also would remodel the women’s shelter on Park Street.
Union Rescue has been on a long quest since an earlier plan to refit the old Dillard’s building on Capitol Avenue for the shelter fell through several years ago. That building has since been rehabilitated substantially for state use.
The details of the current drive and gift: