BOLIVIA, NC (WECT) – One church in Brunswick County has plans to build a facility for homeless veterans in the county, but it will need some help from others in the county to make the building a reality.
Ronnie McCray is the pastor at New Ebenezer Faith Ministries in Bolivia. The church has several acres behind it where it wants to build a building that would serve as a facility to transition homeless veterans back into society.
"It came into my heart that we want to reach out to our veterans because they gave so much to our country and we thought there's a great need here in Brunswick County," he said.
Monday McCray met with leaders of non-profits, private organizations, and government officials to talk about apply to get some money from Veteran's Affairs for the facility. He said the building would cost more than a million dollars and would need the help of people in both the public and private sectors.
"We're trying to reach out to our neighbors to try to connect with them," he said. "We want to try to partner with them so that they can come in and see the vision and see what we're trying to do here for our veterans here in Brunswick County."
The plans show a series of four circular buildings. Each building would house eight people. Two of them would hold men and two would hold women.
He said right now the project is still in the planning stages. He would like to see construction begin sometime next year.
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