Urban Mission Kicks Off Capital Campaign

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In front of a packed room in its building on Factory Street, the Watertown Urban Mission announced it wants the public's help in raising $2 million.

It's money that will go toward improving the mission's home.

"We have a ton of issues with unsafe and aging electrical wires. We also have very inefficient windows and doors. We're not necessarily handicapped accessible for all," said Erika Flint, the mission's executive director.

The mission also wants to create a new floor plan to allow for a more confidential environment for its clients and employees.

The changes are designed to help the Urban Mission better serve the community - something it did over 35,000 times in 2012.

"We're kind of a last stop shop for people who really need help," said Flint.

Folks at the mission tell us they are confident they can reach their $2 million goal.

"We're already at 57 percent of our goal and if people are supportive, we know we'll reach it. We're convinced they will be," said campaign co-chair John Deans.

To donate money, visit watertownurbanmission.com.

You can also call 315-782-8440.

Monday, July 28, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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