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Building Update June 2024

Have you recently checked out our permanent location at 6 Main Street?

We are excited to share that we have begun construction on our building for the summer. Thank you to Penobscot County Commissioners for investing $275,000 in ARPA funds into this project. These funds will help us remove the back portion of the building and lay a new foundation for the new posterior part of the building. The original building will remain.

Keep your eye out this summer as we continue to make progress on restoring this beautiful and centralized building for the greater Dexter community. You might see a large crane, some interesting looking panels, and more!

Our focus is to finish the foundation, replacement of the back half of the building, structural repair, and the first floor by the end of the year. Once the first floor is finished, we will offer an open-shopping model food pantry. We will continue to work on the building and add even more services. We envision the second and third floors to be available to other organizations so we can increase access to existing services.

The cost of building materials and labor has significantly increased and we have since grown our vision to make this building as energy efficient as possible, and now we anticipate the total renovation to cost $1 million dollars. However, we are sure that this project will come together and that it will become a staple to our community. We are actively seeking grants and donations to finish the project.

Support this project today by visiting our donation page. Every $1 gets us closer to being able to open our doors to the community!

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