EL CAJON, CA – On Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC) will start construction on two new buildings. Thanks to the generous support of donors, members of the building community, and hard-working tradesmen donating their time, the entire project is financed with private donations. The number of children living at ECTLC will grow from 180 to 250.
WHEN: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Check-in 8:30 a.m. ● Program 9:15 a.m. ● Groundbreaking 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC) 1527 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92021
WHO: Harold Brown, ECTLC President & CEO, Greg Brown, ECTLC Board Member and Building Hope for the Homeless Chair, ECTLC Board Members, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan, Supervisor Joel Anderson, District 2, County Board of Supervisors, Mayor Bill Wells, City of El Cajon, Police Chief Mike Moulton, City of El Cajon, Fire Chief Steve Swaney, Heartland Fire & Rescue, Superintendent Dr. David Miyashiro, Cajon Valley Union School District, supporters, community partners, volunteers, local builders, and hard-working tradesmen.
WHAT: On Friday, contractors will begin a one-of-kind building schedule. They will start the underground work and continue on Saturday, ending when they pour the foundations. From start to finish, they will complete the Trench-to-Pour in 24 hours. The second phase of Building Hope for the Homeless is the extraordinary One-Day Build.
WHY: To expand the capacity of ECTLC and provide more housing for homeless families with children.
About East County Transitional Living Center:
Since 2009, East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, has served homeless men, women, and families experiencing the danger and despair of homelessness. ECTLC operates four programs, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Family Restoration Ministry, and Men’s and Women’s Discipleship Ministries. The mission of ECTLC is to provide transitional housing and restore lives.