A dedicated group of volunteers, donors and CAP staff stood together on February 8 to cut the ribbon marking the completion of the Louis T. Foley Mission Center. The 18,000 square-foot facility in Martin County, Kentucky, will be used to house up to 120 volunteers as they work to repair homes in Appalachia and during times of disaster.
Renovations began in 2011, after the closing of the Mountain Christian Academy, which was previously in its location. Volunteers completed most of the remodeling work to the building to include sleeping quarters, a dining area and meeting room.
An important function of the Louis T. Foley Mission Center is that it allows volunteers to focus on their purpose and not worry about where they’ll be staying. “That is what this facility is going to allow volunteers to do from now on,” says Kathleen Leavell. Director of Christian Partners and CAP Volunteers “To focus on serving others.”
The Louis T. Foley Mission Center is a gift from the Louis T. Foley Estate, and has been named in honor of Louis T. Foley, who was a longtime friend and donor to CAP.