Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

Ribbon Cutting Press Release

IFC Announces Ribbon Cutting, Reception and Open House for the Inter-Faith Council @ SECU Community House

Carrboro, NC – September 15, 2015 – The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service announces the Inter-Faith Council @ SECU Community House ribbon cutting, reception and open house on Monday, September 21, 2015. The ribbon cutting is at 8:00 am and the open house will follow the ribbon cutting and last until 11:00 am. The public is invited to attend.

The event will take place at the new IFC @ SECU Community House located at 1315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Parking will be available at the United Church of Chapel Hill off Homestead Road.

For nearly 30 years Community House has been without a permanent facility, the opening of the new IFC @ SECU Community House means a permanent transitional housing facility for homeless men that will be purpose-driven and offer programs and support services intended to empower men to transform their lives and honor the dignity of each resident.

The Capital Campaign raised enough money to complete the building debt-free and the State Employees Credit Union Foundation contributed $1,000,000.00 to the building of the facility. “The Inter-Faith Council has been at the forefront of helping individuals and families struggling with hunger, homelessness and poverty in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community for over 50 years,” said McKinley Wooten, Jr., Chairman of the SECU Foundation Board of Directors. “Through the SECU Foundation, SECU members are honored to assist IFC’s efforts to help homeless men transition back into the community and we look forward to the new Inter-Faith Council at SECU Community House opening its doors next week!”

IFC welcomes everyone on September 21.

Michael Reinke, IFC’s new executive director says, “On September 21st, we will launch a new building not just with everything one could hope for in a shelter but with what most shelters can only dream: a library to read, a room to exercise, job coaching, counseling, a pharmacy, and Piedmont Health Care will run an onsite medical and dental clinic. Together, we have created an amazing resource. Together, we will help everyone find a place to call home.”

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About Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service meets basic needs and helps individuals and families achieve their goals. We provide shelter, food, direct services, referrals and information to people in need. We accomplish this through strong partnerships with volunteers, staff and those we serve. We rely on the active involvement of caring individuals, congregations and other community organizations.