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Walden on guest list at ground-breaking

Hospital news | Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Contact: Thomas Hottman

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden in Klamath Falls

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will participate in a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Klamath Falls Gospel Mission at 12:15 p.m. Friday at the site of the Klamath Works Human Services Campus in the 1900 block of South Sixth Street. The ceremony time was changed in order to accommodate Walden's schedule, according to Alan Eberlein, spokesperson for Klamath Works.

"We're excited about him coming," said Kent Berry, executive director of the mission.

The mission is working with Sky Lakes Medical Center, Klamath Works and several other entities on providing a network of resources to individuals and families at the Klamath Works Human Services Campus.

The campus will sit on 18 acres at the 1900 block of South Sixth Street, just off the South Sixth Street overpass, and is expected to be a hub for social services in Klamath County.

The new mission facilities will sit on approximately two of the 18 acres, and will replace the current facility on Walnut Street once construction is complete. Early estimates for completion of the new Klamath Falls Gospel Recovery Center is expected in January or February, according to Berry.

Funding for construction of the new mission facilities has reached nearly $1.9 million of the $2.35 million project goal, with pending additional grants in the works.