Teen Shelter Planned in Holland Halfway to Goal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) -- A homeless shelter for teenagers planned in Holland is about halfway to its $2 million construction goal after receiving a $300,000 pledge from a local foundation.

The Holland Sentinel reports that the Barnabas House project received the pledge from the Marvin and Jerene DeWitt Foundation. Foundation officials decided on giving to the shelter because of the need for such a facility in the area and the Barnabas Ministries' reputation.

The Barnabas House's main area will be named in honor of Jerene and Marv DeWitt, who co-founded Zeeland's Bil Mar Foods in 1938.

Construction is expected to begin in spring on 24 acres of land on Holland's north side.

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