Work Progress Growth Means Building Expansion

The Michael Dunn Center Work Programs division has seen tremendous growth in the last 4 months. While many new jobs have been added, many long-term existing jobs have grown or expanded, as the employees and service recipients of Work Programs have provided an excellent product with exemplary customer service to our customers. Many similar agencies to Michael Dunn Center have seen a significant decrease in the number of jobs available to people with disabilities during the current economic downturn. However, MDC Work Programs has never been busier thanks to the loyalty of our customers.

In fact, Work Programs has run out of room to store product and still have room to complete to contracted labor. Because of this growth, MDC needs more room. Thankfully, some very compassionate people in the Kingston community have come to the rescue. First Baptist Church of Kingston's mission team has volunteered all of the labor to build a new 7,250 sq. ft. warehouse that will enable Work Programs to store incoming and outgoing product. This will enable the service recipients and employees of Work Programs to be able to have enough room to complete the jobs for which they are contracted.

Excavation has already begun. Rough in and concrete work will begin within weeks, and the building is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. Michael Dunn Center is seeking donations of material and resources to help us purchase the required elements that are necessary to complete the building of this much needed project. If you would like to donate, simply click on the "Donate Now" button on the top left of your screen, or call Wade Creswell, at 865-376-3416, ext. 207.

We would like to offer our most sincere appreciation to First Baptist Church of Kingston for their selfless volunteer labor in building this much needed building for us.
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