Fort Mill: Nonprofit forced to relocate

Fort Mill: Nonprofit forced to relocate

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 12:48 PM

FORT MILL, S.C. -- Clients of an area nonprofit will feel the pinch, since the organization is forced to move to a smaller location.

The Fort Mill Care Center will relocate at the end of the month. It must move because the building the group is currently in is owned by the school district, and is slated for demolition.

The center will close as the end of the month, and open up back in September at a new location with half the space.

According to organization officials, the new building is 1,200 square feet and the current facility is more than 3,000 square feet. The care center helps clients, like Robert Barnett, with utilities and food.

According to Barnett, ”Having this facility here, has been a tremendous help."

However, at the new location, the center will no longer have the pantry space for most of the group’s food. Care Center director, Carol Higgins, says they serve more than 4,000 families a year.

"Well, Fort Mill is like any town. It has its people who are struggling. A lot of them are elderly, trying to live on nothing but social security. A lot of them are sick," she said.

The center hopes to construct a new building eventually, one large enough to fit their needs. Employees are currently taking donations and Barnett has a message for folks who reach out to help.

"Just do what you can do. You know God will bless you for what you do."

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