Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne construction begins Friday

Thursday, the organization launched a community fundraising campaign for the project.

Posted: Jan. 11, 2018 11:24 PM
Updated: Jan. 11, 2018 11:24 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne will be torn down Friday.

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That's so they can make room for a brand new building.

Thursday, the organization launched a community fundraising campaign for the project.

So far, the project has raised nearly $8.4 million dollars.

Kids will be able to enjoy the new space when it opens in the fall.

"It will be a more professional environment for them to work in, to learn in. It will be a safer environment for them. Frankly it will be more exhilarating for them. everyday after school, hundreds and hundreds of kids get off the school bus and come in our building," said Chuck Surack, capital campaign chairman.

The Boys and Girls Club will have two temporary locations during construction.

First Baptist Church
2323 Fairfield Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Wings of Deliverance Church
2502 Fairfield Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

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