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Coachella Valley Rescue Mission Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jaffa King

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

CREATED Nov. 7, 2011

INDIO - The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission unveiled their new building today. There was a ribbon cutting and ceremony Monday.

Tours were given of the new $11 million building. Supervisor John Benoit was the guest speaker.

"The Rescue Mission's brand-new home will improve the lives of those less fortunate in the Coachella Valley," said Supervisor Benoit.

The shelter replaces a 9,700-square-foot building built in the 1930s which housed 80 people.The new 43,000+ sq. ft. building will be able to house up to 150 people.

The building includes classrooms, counseling rooms, a computer lab and a larger kitchen with dining facilities. The men, women and family shelters were also expanded and will continue to help those in need.