Adult & Teen Challenge of Central Canada in Brandon was faced with a hefty and unexpected surprise on Friday morning.
The south structural wall of ATC's building is in urgent need of repairs, estimated to cost around $100,000.
In a news release, ATC says the deficiencies were discovered earlier this week by a contractor installing a new HVAC system to serve the building, including the Community Office under construction on the lower level. On Friday it was confirmed by an engineer.
If it's not corrected, the construction of the community office will not be completed and the additional programs to support individuals in the community impacted by addictions will not take place.
ATC says the good news is that once construction on the community office is complete, counselling, Ready Now Recovery small groups, Family/Loved One support groups will be offered or expanded for anyone in Brandon and the area to access at no charge.
In Brandon, the Christian recovery ministry has a 20-bed home for women to take part in their long-term, live-in discipleship program just outside of the city, with additional graduate housing for mothers reuniting with their children.
The main floor of the building at 127 7th Street is currently utilized as a SuperThrift location which provides funding to operate the Brandon programs and vocational training needed for the program participants.
If you would like to designate a donation to assist with the Brandon Thrift Store wall, please go to the Adult and TeenChallenge of Central Canada Website and under the "I would like to designate my gift to support" line, select "Brandon Thrift Store Renovations" from the drop-down menu.