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New Hope coming to Centralia

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:21 am

Megan and Michael Mabrey in front of the future New Hope for Kids: Community Outreach Center.

Megan and Michael Mabrey in front of the future New Hope for Kids: Community Outreach Center.

New hope is coming to Centralia.

A couple and their friends are doing their part.

Megan Mabrey has signed a lease on the former Material Girl building at 213 Sneed Street.

The name is the New Hope for Kids: Community Outreach Center.

It is something she has been dreaming of since she worked as a missionary in Haiti five years ago Michael said. “Yes, I first had the idea while resting on a rooftop over there. God gave me the vision. I was inspired to bring home to my own backyard, into Centralia,” Megan said.

The doors are scheduled to open June 15 and for Megan it is a dream of helping her community and its children come true.

“I’m sure excited,” she said after Chad Stidham handed her the keys to the building. “It’s like I’ve been dreaming for four years and it’s finally come true.”

The storefront will be initially open three days a week and though it has “kids” in the name, Megan said it will be a source of hope and assistance for all ages.