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Groundbreaking of new MCC project in Abbotsford

Approximately 200 dignitaries and volunteers took to the shovels to mark the beginning of the MCC Centre on Gladys Saturday. - John Morrow photo
Approximately 200 dignitaries and volunteers took to the shovels to mark the beginning of the MCC Centre on Gladys Saturday.
— image credit: John Morrow photo

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Saturday afternoon in Abbotsford at the site of the new Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) BC project on Gladys Avenue.

MCC BC has purchased 8.5 acres to house the MCC Furniture and More and MCC Abby East thrift shops, as well as offices, the Material Resource Centre, Ten Thousand Villages, a cafe and more.

MCC expects to save more than $350,000 a year in lease costs by consolidating the two thrift shops.

For more information or to contribute to the project, visit mcclegacy.com.

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