The Urban Street Project provides both affordable housing and assistance to those in need. In an effort to raise $100,000 for the Bridge Street Mission’s sober living program, Central Wisconsin contractors and friends of the mission are working together to build and sell a home on Meadow Brook Way in Wausau. The lot and permits are in place, and we have started the excavation and foundation process! You can really see progress now as the set date just took place on Monday.
Who benefits from the efforts of the Urban Street Project?
All profits of the Urban Street Project will benefit Bridge Street Mission. Bridge Street Mission offers Christ-Centered solutions for those in need. We currently shelter about 30 men in our sober living facility. Through short term and extended stay programming, men in various stages of recovery are given the support and skills they need to live productive lives. In addition, we operate an outreach center where we do food together with the community, serving over 30,000 meals so far in 2020!
Who participates in the Urban Street Project? How can others help?
The Urban Street Project is truly a community wide effort. We have businesses of all sizes and volunteers of all backgrounds joining together to make this project a success. We are thrilled to announce that all of the primary construction phases are accounted for. We are currently accepting monetary donations toward the project at bridgestreetmission.org/support. Contact the Bridge Street Mission or Denyon Homes for more information.
What are your goals for the Urban Street Project? What is the timeline?
We hope to generate a profit of $100,000 to help reduce the cost of our sober living program. We want those in need to be able to access our programs and resources free of charge. Of course, we also hope this project brings awareness to both the needs in our community and the efforts of the Bridge Street Mission to meet those needs. We are proud to offer food, shelter, and Christ-Centered solutions to our community! We are anticipating that the Meadow Brook Way house will be completed, and available for purchase, in February of 2021.
What have you noticed while working on the Urban Street Project?
The Urban Street Project is a unique fundraiser that I have not seen anywhere else. It lines up perfectly with Wausau’s reputation for home manufacturing, It has overwhelming support from the community. Businesses and friends of Bridge Street Mission have really rallied their resources to contribute towards the Urban Street Project. We appreciate the generosity of the central Wisconsin community and would like to especially thank our platinum sponsors: Denyon Homes, Wausau Homes and JCE.