United Methodist volunteers bring Rescue Mission's 'Joshua Community Project' closer to completion

With some help from a few out-of-towners, The Fairbanks Rescue Mission is one step closer to finishing their new permanent housing community for those transitioning from homelessness.

The property, located off of Chena Pump Road, will have ten, 2-bedroom cabins, and a community center.
The Mission is calling the neighborhood the 'Joshua Community Project'.
The homes will be independent permanent housing for those graduating from the mission's programs, but who are not able to thrive without some kind of support.

Over the last month, 18 volunteers from the United Methodist Church in Virginia have worked on constructing the homes.
Today, the group hopes to finish the third shell.

Volunteer, Ken Krimmel, has not only enjoyed visiting Fairbanks, but is honored to help out on such an important project.

"We think it's a great thing that they're doing here, we got to go to the Fairbanks Rescue Mission yesterday. We were impressed, we got a tour of the facility there and we think it's wonderful. The Ministry that they're providing there, we're privileged to be part of that greater Ministry by doing this."