The House of Mercy, a homeless shelter in Rochester, will hold an anniversary celebration this month and kick off its first capital campaign to raise funds for its new building.
The Aug. 21 event at Ellison Park will include a noon Mass and party from 2 to 6 p.m., according to a press release.
House of Mercy’s new 12,000-square-foot building at 285 Ormond St. will more than triple the size of its former location at 725 Hudson Ave. The new building’s opening date has not yet been announced.
The new location will include almost 90 emergency shelter beds, a commercial-sized kitchen, a large dining area, and additional space for social work and administrative staff, according to the release. The House of Mercy will also maintain its mission to keep its doors open 24/7.
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