Grace Home receives donation for garage construction

Posted at 3:25 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 17:25:42-04

GREAT FALLS – The Grace Home in Great Falls continues to make steps towards their goal of building a garage.

Through donations, they hope to create a space for veterans to learn, and have a space to be used as a mentoring center.

On Wednesday, they received a $3,500 donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services.

The company strives to provide grants to nonprofit organizations for projects that improve rural communities.

The money will be used to not only start construction on the garage, but to show them the support.

“Homeless in our community tend to be invisible and they tend to be people others sometimes do not respect and do not see as fully human. So when an organization steps up with money to do a project like this, it’s also a signal to the men that they have worth and value and they have a place in our society,” Deborah Kottel, Saint Vincent De Paul executive director, said.

So far the Grace Home has raised $35,000, but the garage will cost nearly $40,000.

They expect to break ground this month on the new garage.

Reporting by Elizabeth Transue for MTN News