Love In the Name of Christ – Love INC of the Black Hills

Church Ministry Center

After 16 years of operations, Love INC is moving into a centralized ministry center, the former Granite Buick building at 414 East Omaha St. This is a HUGE step and we’re seeing so many ways the Lord is providing as we move forward.

It’s our desire to see this space be a place where volunteers and participants can connect, churches can house ministries, and doors can be opened to share God’s love.

Purchasing the building is just the first step, the building is over 50 years-old and needs extensive upgrades to be functional and meet building codes. Even at our highest estimates renovating this building will cost around 70% of the lowest new commercial building costs per square foot.

We need your help:

  • We close on the purchase around June 1
  • We’ve identified hundreds of volunteer tasks totaling 12,500 hours
  • We need to raise around $800,000 to renovate depending on the scope of the renovations

Watch these videos to see how this building is a natural next step for Love INC and will help us better coordinate churches and volunteers to help our community.

Love INC Building Long from Ryan Becker on Vimeo.

Reason for Expansion

For the past 16 years Love INC has been continually growing in serving our community by mobilizing local church resources and volunteers to provide physical, spiritual, relational and educational services to people in need.

Over the years we’ve intentionally tried to keep our infrastructure costs as low as possible by relying on the resources of churches and partners.

Love INC is currently utilizing around 10,000 square feet of office, retail and warehouse space at eight locations. We only pay a lease on three of these spaces. A recent planned expansion of our furniture ministry will require us to lease approximately 3,000 additional square feet of retail space. With the added cost and management of a second retail space it made sense from both an efficiency and financial perspective to be looking at consolidating our operations.

 

Building considerations

In addition to the square footage needs outlined in our attachments, these were our main considerations in a consolidated space:

  • Accessibility to the people we serve
  • Safety and accessibility for volunteers and customers
  • Visibility as a retail location
  • Lot space for future growth

You can find us here

Love INC of the Black Hills
Mail: PO Box 3255, Rapid City, SD 57709
Office: 140 North St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Mon-Fri
Phone: (605) 718-5683
Fax: (605) 716-4963

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