UNION — A facility that will help low-income individuals overcome the barriers that stand between them and getting a job will get its formal opening at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Gov. Nikki Haley.
A flier distributed by the Union County Chamber of Commerce announcing the ceremony, states Haley will be helping open the “Meeting Place on Main.” The facility, which will be located at 111 W. Main St., Union, will “help provide job search assistance, resume assistance, basics of interviewing skills, seminars, mentoring, and assist in overcoming barriers that keep clients from achieving employment.”
Meeting Place on Main is a project of the Channel of Blessing Ministry of Trinity Baptist Church in partnership with The Original Six Foundation, The flier states the Foundation provided the grant money for the renovation of the building on Main Street that will house Meeting Place on Main.
Rev. Neil Keisler said the goal of his church is to use the new facility to help low-income individuals overcome the obstacles that prevent them from getting a job. He said Meeting Place on Main is part of the church’s efforts to minister to the needy of Union County.
In addition to Meeting Place on Main, the renovated building will also house a coffee and sandwich shop called “Common Grounds Coffee Shop.” The purpose of shop will be to generate revenue that will help offset the expenses of the ministry.
Common Grounds will provide light refreshments during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.