GREAT FALLS – After a few short weeks after breaking ground for a new garage project at the Grace Home and in partnership with the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce-Leadership, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to acknowledge that the project is a go.
The garage project, dubbed the “Bandsaw Brothers” project, will be a woodworking and mentoring shop for resident veterans as well as storage for community donations given.
Bill Chafin, the Project Manager of the Grace House Garage Project said the woodworking area will be where the residents could possibly be taught how to build cabinets or counter tops.
He said the garage will also be a place for the residents where they can build up their family supplies before transitioning back into the community.
Evacuation for the project began in mid-August and a foundation is being set, before the actual construction of the building follows this month.
Numerous companies have already stepped up to donate to the cause, but they are still short and are looking for more donations
Bill Chafin said, “Without the veterans we have no freedom. With that said, the more we can give to our homeless veterans and help them transition from homeless to self-sufficiency, that’s our goal.”
The garage project is expected to be completed in two months.
Grace Home is at 2211 5th Avenue North; they are always grateful for donations such as tools, old furniture, and anything the vets can refurbish.
Reporting by Kasey Herman for MTN News