Over the past 90 days, the Lighthouse Mission has held numerous events in order to raise funds for an
elevator in their main building at 910 West Holly Street.
The events included a banquet, a motorcycle ride, and a Kings Men of Song concert.
Fortunately, all of these events combined were able to raise enough money to build an elevator.
We also had a lot of support from some generous local businesses.
This elevator is needed to help disabled guests move between the three floors of the building.
The cafeteria downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs were previously inaccessible to those who couldn’t climb stairs.
One third of those guests are handicapped veterans. Now, the guests will be able to access all the necessary resources to
change their lives for the better.
The initial fundraising goal for the elevator was $200,000. Ron Buchinski, executive
director of the Mission, said that “this was enough money to make us feel comfortable in signing the contract, but we
still have additional expenses we will have to cover.” Additional expenses include approximately $10,000 for the
elevator and the State Sales Tax on the entire project.
The contract was signed today, May 6th, and construction will hopefully begin this summer.
Throughout the process, guests at the Mission will notice only slight inconveniences. The Lighthouse Mission is
extremely grateful to anyone who has contributed to this campaign which will help them better serve the homeless.
(click the link above to see events list)
Who We Are: Located at the corner of Holly and F streets in Bellingham, Washington, Lighthouse Mission is the only walk-in rescue mission between Everett and Vancouver, BC. The Mission exists to help others who have been unable to help themselves.
You can help feed, clothe, and provide shelter for the homeless people of Bellingham and Whatcom County.
Funded 100% by private donations, we rely on contributions from individuals, businesses, and churches in our community in order to provide services to men, women, and children in need.
Our Mission: For the glory of God, Lighthouse Mission Ministries desires to minister to needy men, women, and children through the provision of compassionate resources and services in the Name of Jesus Christ.