Support sought for Building on Hope’s next renovation

Complete makeover, expansion planned for Crisis Center of Central NH


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The nonprofit Building on Hope is seeking donations along with skilled volunteers, including plumbers, painters, carpenters and electricians, to help it complete a full renovation of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire in Concord this May.

The volunteer nonprofit organization Building on Hope is looking for help in the form of skilled labor and donations to tackle its next project: the $500,000 renovation of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire in Concord.

The center, known as CCCNH, is the only agency exclusively dedicated to working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Merrimack County. In 2017, it served 1,184 people, answered 4,950 hotline calls and provided 2,991 bed nights. Its building is old with outdated systems, an inefficient floor plan and a kitchen and bathrooms appropriate for a family of four, not for a shelter that regularly houses 13 women and children, said organizers. The renovation will nearly double the facility’s size from four bedrooms with 13 beds to seven bedrooms with 24 beds.

Already, hundreds of businesses and individuals have signed on from all over the state, but additional help is needed to ensure the project, which begins with a May 11 groundbreaking and concludes with a reveal day celebration on May 20, runs smoothly, organizers said.

“This is our fifth renovation project, and each year I am blown away with how members of the local community and beyond step up to help in any way that they can,” said Jonathan Halle, co-chair of Building on Hope. “With the groundbreaking just a few weeks out, there are still materials and volunteers we need to provide skilled labor during Build Week in May.”

Halle said Building on Hope is seeking skilled carpenters, painters, flooring installers, plumbing and HVAC technicians, electricians and general laborers to donate their time Week. Interested businesses and individuals can contact Building on Hope’s volunteer coordinator, Sue Bee at sueannbee22@gmail.com.

Those interested in making a contribution can do so through Building on Hope’s GoFundMe page.

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