Spiritual, Spacious Rescue Mission To Host More In Need

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two years in the making, the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley’s new facility is ready to open.

A ribbon cutting for the 50,000-square-foot building at 1300 Martin Luther King Blvd. will take place today at 2 p.m., followed by an open house until 6 p.m.

The $8.5 million facility will open for clients on Monday. It’s a vast improvement from its former location, a 27,000-square-foot building a few blocks away that was erected in 1931 as a YMCA.

The Rescue Mission moved into that building in 1972. Rescue Mission CEO and President John Muckridge says bricks are falling and windows leak cold air from the old building.

The Rescue Mission provides meals, religious services and job opportunities for those in need.The new building will offer healthier food options through a $250,000 kitchen, with ovens that can bake, steam and air-fry food. The fully furnished facility also has 186 beds – 52 more than the old building.


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